• 2017 Jason A. Hannah Medal Winner Announced

    AMS, in conjunction with The Royal Society of Canada, is pleased to announce the 2017 winner of the Jason A. Hannah Medal, Ms. Maureen Lux. This is the second win for Ms. Lux, who was awarded the Jason Hannah Medal in 2002 for book Medicine that Walks: Disease, Medicine, and Canadian Plains Native People, 1880–1940.…


  • AMS Board Member Appointment

    AMS Board member Ms. Bonnie Adamson has been appointed Supervisor for the Brant Community Healthcare System to address management and governance concerns and improve hospital operations. The appointment was prompted by Dr. Tim Rutledge’s investigation of the hospital’s operational and financial performance. He provided his final report to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on June…


  • Dr. Jenna Healey Appointed New Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, Queen’s University

    AMS is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jenna Healey as the Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University, for a five-year term beginning August 1, 2017. Dr. Healey received her PhD from the Program in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale University. Prior…


  • Change Day is coming to Ontario!

    Change Day is coming to Ontario! This fall you will have the opportunity to be part of a growing global movement that empowers individuals and teams to take actions, big or small, to make a difference in our health care system. Associated Medical Services (AMS) and Health Quality Ontario (HQO) have come together to co-sponsor…


  • Change Day Ontario is Coming this Fall!

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  • Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Retirement Dinner

    Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at Queen’s University, will be retiring at the end of June. On May 28, 2017 a retirement dinner was held for Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, in conjunction with the annual meetings of both the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine and The Canadian Association for…


  • 2017 Hannah Summer Studentship Award Winners

    AMS and the The Canadian Society for the History of Medicine are proud to announce the 2017 Summer Studentship Award winners. Emma Chilton (McMaster University) Ariel Gershon (Western University) Geraldine Huynh (University of Alberta) Rebecca Redden (Mount Saint Vincent University) The CSHM, in partnership with AMS, adjudicates applications for the AMS Hannah Summer Studentship Awards, which lay a foundation for…


  • Win Your Way to the AMS Invitational Symposium

    Presents The Past and Future of Canadian Medicare A Free Public Lecture and Discussion Facilitated by David Naylor, University of Toronto Thursday May 11th, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm MaRS Auditorium, 101 College Street West, Toronto, Ontario   Sally Sheard: History and Policy of Wait List Management in the NHS  and What Canada Can Learn…


  • AMS Board Member Colleen Flood writes on Universal Pharmacare

    AMS Board Member and Professor, Director of the Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics, and a University of Ottawa Research Chair in Health Law & Policy writes for Huffington Post Canada on Universal Pharmacare. “Most Canadians would likely agree that those who need potentially life-saving prescription medications should have ready access to them. Yet prescription…


  • AMS History Grants and Fellowships – Applications now Available!

    AMS is proud to provide Grant and Postdoctoral Fellowships in the history of medicine, adjudicated by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation.  The AMS Project Grant is designed to support small budget proposals on projects featuring the history of medicine. AMS defines the history of medicine as the study, analysis, and interpretation of past practices,…