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 (www.ourfutureourpast.ca) 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 son Bruce is an Emergency physician; Geoffrey is studying Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary; and Allison is a graduate of Modern Languages at 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 Alberta
Robert Lampard, ’64 MD, ’66 BSc, ’67 MSc, was named a top 100 Alberta Physician 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.