Five Celebrated Early Surgeons Of Southern Alberta

Alberta's Medical History

Deans, Dreams And A President

Life And Times Of James W. Davidson

Hearts, Minds And Vision

Sylvan Lake: A Postcard Perspective

Medicine Makes A Wonderful Life

Pathways To Education

Robert Lampard

A native of Red Deer, Dr. Lampard’s interest in Alberta’s history began as a Historical Society of Alberta
member in 1968.  In 1981 he approached the Alberta Medical Association seeking a framework to fund the
documentation of Alberta’s medical history.  The end result was the creation of the Alberta Medical
Foundation in 1987.  He served as president of the Foundation from 1995 to 2006.

Dr. Lampard’s determined quest to uncover the history and contributions of Alberta’s medical pioneers led
to the creation of the Alberta medical history website and the writing of articles on Alberta’s medical
history in the Alberta Doctors Digest and Alberta History.

An active community member, Dr. Lampard received the Red Deer Rotary Club’s Presidential Citation in
2000 and 2005.  He worked to preserve the CPR bridge, create the Black Bonspiel of Willie MacCrimmon
mural and the Historic Arches Park in Red Deer.  He has received the Spaulding Award for his
contributions to medical history in Canada and the Alberta Centennial Medal for contributions to his
community.  He was selected one of Alberta’s 100 Physicians of the Century and awarded an honorary
life membership in the Alberta and Canadian Medical Associations in 2006.

Residing in Red Deer, Dr. Lampard is married to Sharon and has three children.  His sons Bruce and
Geoffrey are Emergency physicians, and Allison graduated in Modern Languages from St. Francis Xavier
in Nova Scotia.

Dr. Walter C. Mackenzie Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureate 2014


The Alumni Centenary Award For Voluntary Service
Recognizes alumni who have demonstrated commitment, dedication and service to the University of

Robert Lampard, ’64 MD, ’66 BSc, ’67 MSc, was named one of the 100 Alberta Physicians of the
Century after serving as director of medical health at the Michener Centre for more than 27 years. In
addition to caring for adults with developmental disabilities, he has worked resolutely to uncover the
accomplishments of Alberta’s medical pioneers, resulting in a website and numerous publications,
including Alberta’s Medical History: Young and Lusty and Full of Life and Deans, Dreams and a
President, which commemorates 100 years of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. In 2006, he was
named adjunct professor of medical history by the faculty. He also served on the faculty’s alumni
association for nine years and organized the Golden Bowl football game in 1963, a precursor to the
Vanier Cup.

Recent Updates

James Wheeler Davidson Legacy Luncheon

Short overview of the first annual James Wheeler Davidson Legacy Luncheon at the Calgary Rotary Club
(you can view the complete speech on the Videos page.)