Dr. Teschuk was the long time Residency Training Director in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology, Max Rady College of Medicine; his vision and dedication to training the next generation of psychologists is a remarkable professional legacy. He was on medical staff as a child psychologist with the CHP Program (WRHA) since 1995, based at Health Sciences Centre. Mike’s passion for teaching, his genuine curiosity and keen intellect, and his compassion were evident to all who had the opportunity to work with him, patients and colleagues alike. He was a gifted mentor, especially valued for his wisdom, pragmatism, and humour. Mike’s enthusiasm, positive outlook on life, and unique combination of exemplary leadership, energy, and knowledge, in addition to his warmth, humanity, and generosity, made him a treasured friend and colleague. Mike’s colleagues with CCPPP, the national clinical training programs organization, paid tribute to his contributions by naming their service award in his honour. The inaugural Mike Teschuk Service in Psychology Award was presented to Dr. Karen Cohen, current Executive Director of CPA, in May 2020.Career Highlights
Dr. John Walker, Professor Emeritus
(1949 - 2018)
A passionate scientist and clinician of great integrity, intelligence, humour, and warmth.
Dr. Walker was a clinical psychologist with the Clinical Health Psychology Department (University of Manitoba) and CHP Program (WRHA) from 1980, based at St. Boniface Hospital. He retired from clinical service in 2014, and remained active academically until the time of his death in December, 2018. He was well known to colleagues across Canada and internationally. He embodied the scientist-practitioner, and excelled as a psychotherapist, a researcher, a teacher, and a community advocate.John Walker & Family Research Fund
To make a donation in Dr. Walker's memory, visit https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/3486 and select John Walker & Family Research Fund from the fund drop-down menu.
This fund was established by Dr. Walker and his family through the Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM) to support local researchers in the study of anxiety disorders, their treatment and related knowledge translation.