Dr. Lampard has made the following successful nominations to honor Albertans locally, provincially and
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame: Peter Lougheed and Jack Bradley, MD (2002), John S. McEachern,
MD (2003), William A. Cochrane, MD (2010), Lorne Tyrrell, MD (2011), Walter C. Mackenzie, MD
(2013), Howard Gimbel, MD (2020)
The Medical Alumni Society of the UofA - Outstanding Standing Alumnus Award: Eliot Phillipson, MD
(2003), Deter Lemke, MD (2004), David Dawson, MD (2005).
The AMS/Hannah Neilson National Historian of the Year Award: Ian Carr, MD (1996), Robert
Macbeth, MD (2001).
The AMS/Hannah Spaulding Regional Medical Historian Award: Gerald Higgins, MD (1996),
Lawrence Clein, MD (1998), Ihor Mayba, MD (2000), Harry Letts, MD (2002), David Hogan, MD
(2004). (Dr. Lampard received this award in 2004).
Other Successful Nominations:
HSA Historian of the Year: Kerry Wood (1964), Bill Baergen (2003).
CMA Medal of Honor: Peter Lougheed (2002).
LTCHS Wall of Honor Award: Norman Gish (2000).
100 Alberta Physicians of the Century: 47 nominations submitted; 22 successful (2005). Dr.
Tyrrell nominated Dr. Lampard (successful).
Central Alberta Women of the Century: Kathleen Swallow, MD, Irene Parlby, Sadie Lampard
Red Deer Citizens of the Year (S. Bannerman 2015, G. Beek 2017, R. Mills 2019)
Our Future Out Past UofC Website. Raised (with Fritz Pannekock), almost $200,000 to digitize the
AM Bulletin and 39 books for the medical section of the website.
Historic Arches Park in RD. Raised $185,000 for the park. The original cost ballooned from $30,000
to $225,000. The city contributed the rest.
AB Historical Resources Foundation have contributed $40,500 toward the research and publishing of
Donations: A variety of donations have been made for the RDCC murals (family $7,000), the
Wintemute Trophy to the OMA, the AMF from book sales of the AM History, RI source document
(proceedings, Rotarian Davidson Researched, $6,000). The major W. Can. History collection was
donated to the UofLethbridge for their now rare book room. And the adjacent reading room named
the Dr. Dorothy Lampard Reading room. How appropriate.
Organized the first successful intercollegiate post-season football game between Queens and
the UofA in Edmonton in 1963. Attended by 8,000. It began a national final which was first
held in 1965, and has now become the Vanier Cup.
Accredited over 100 hospitals for the Canadian Council and Hospital Accreditation.
Participated in 16 consecutive Ontario medical bonspiels, promoting east/west medical
curling friendliness and rivalry. Won the bonspiel five times.
Uncovered three Saskatchewan firsts: the creation of the CAMC during the NW Rebellion of
1885 or before it was formally formed in 1904, and the design of snowplanes (a
Saskatchewan word) in 1929. They were used to visit patients during the winter by riding
the rails and the flat snow covered roads of Saskatchewan. Found that the roots of the
Douglas/Saskatchewan universally funded Medicare plan began as a health insurance plan in
Alberta, that was accepted by the federal government during WW2 before Douglas was
elected premier. Also discovered that the first community to introduce a municipal hospital
insurance program in 1917, was the border city of Lloydminster, but the program extended
just as rapidly through Alberta.
The work of Dr. Archer to gain national acceptance of the health insurance concept
(1927-1948) exceeded the years of Douglas’ contribution (1944-61) to fund it.
Provided the leadership to the AMF, to inaugurate and fund the national medical student
History of Medicine Days program in Calgary (in 1992), and a chair in medical history in
Calgary, triple matched by AMS/Hannah, and the UofC (1995, and again in 1997), raising
$1.5M. It became one of only two outside the province of Ontario.
Provided the historical information on Rotary in Canada for the CD on 100 years of Rotary in
Canada. It was produced for the 100th anniversary of Rotary extending outside the United
States to Winnipeg in 1910. 5,000 copies were sold.
Discovered how James & Lillian Davidson completed the circumnavigation of Rotary clubs
around the world (1928-1931), and published highlights from their life in Rotary (2006).
Participated in the successful organization of CMHOF dinners in Calgary and Edmonton,
which raised over $200,000 and $400,000 respectively for the CMHOF (2006, 2010).
Successfully nominated six Albertans for induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame:
Premier Lougheed and Dr. John Bradley, Drs. J.S. McEachern, W.A. Cochrane, W.C.
Mackenzie, L. Tyrrell.
He has written over 30 articles on Alberta’s medical history in the Alberta Doctor’s Digest;
eight in History Now, four in Alberta History, one each in the Annals and Royal College and
Has written three books on medicine in Alberta, one on the Davidsons in Rotary, three
personal interest books (Lampard of RD, Wintemute Curling team, Postcards of Sylvan Lake)
and has several more in various stages in writing, editing, and publication (M.C. RD Drs.
RDRC 100th). Literature publications exceed 110 mostly on Alberta’s medical history. The
book entitled Alberta’s Medical History - Young and Lusty and Full of Life, contains 35
physician biographies, and summaries of 22 other events in Alberta’s medical past. Nine
more biographies appear in his book Deans, Dreams, and a President, The Deans of the
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the UofA. Has written book chapters on AB
contributions to Medicare and Jim Davidson (see CV).
Has been a preceptor in the UofC History of Medicine course 11 times. All topics have been
published in the HOM Proceedings. Four have been published in national journals.
Created, with the assistance of the UofC and fundraised the funds for an Alberta medical
history website as part of the “Our Future, Our Past” project. (see ourfutureoutpast.ca)
Has produced over 20 vignettes on Alberta medical pioneers for the AMA’s website.
Has been a Rotarian since 1987 and has contributed to the club as its archivist, historian,
polio expert, newsletter editor, and organizer of the youth exchange weekend for 11 years,
as well as a director.
Has been treasurer and president or the Red Deer Curling club and presided over the first
(front face) major renovation to the club since 1952 in 1994-1998. Originated the idea of
one and eventually two (4’ x 55’ each) murals on the black bonspiel of Willy McCrimmon,
and obtained W.O. Mitchell’s approval for them, one month before he died. Has retrieved
numerous historical artifacts for the club.
Helped retain the CPR Bridge for the trail system in the city.
Initiated the concept of an Historic Arches park to compliment the bronze ghost program.
Opened in 2012. The concept of one arch for each “era” in RD’s history, was to eventually
be extended with more arches. Instead the plaques focused on the CPR.
Convinced the Rotary club to complete the funding (provided $40,000) for the first
skateboard park in Red Deer, while on the Board.
Participated with three others in the authoring of the history of the LTCHS high school. It
was a unique school in the province that ran for many years on three semesters.
Initiated the idea (2016) of a centennial project by the RD Rotary Club. The request for
proposals selected an environmental Rotary Park including Slack’s slough and land donated
by Robert Mills. Stimulated a biography of Bob Mills and successfully nominated him as RD’s
2019 Citizen of the Year.
CAHS. Accepted the Pres for a second time (first time 2002-2005), and organized a 25th
anniversary, future strategic planning seminar to benchmark the first 25 years progress and
develop a long term plan for the CAHS.
In addition to securing funding for the UofC websites, the RDCC murals and the arches park,
he has given the copyright for his books to the Lethbridge Historical Society, UofC and the
UofA to publish them.
The University of Lethbridge has received a donation of his Western Canadian history books
and business History books and AB lit collection to create their first special collections. His
other books collections will be donated to the medical library (UofA or UofC), the RDCC
archives (curling books), the mountaineering collection (Geoffrey) and the Red Deer archives
(personal documents). The Alpine collection will be retained by the family. The library
currently contains over 5,000 books and journals.
U of A Students Union Silver “A” Award (1963)
Alberta Medical Association Long Service Award (1993)
Red Deer Rotary Club Citation Award (2000)
Premiers Silver Award of Excellence for the Psychotropic Drug Program at Michener Center
William B Spaulding Award for Regional contributions to fostering medical history (2003)
Red Deer Rotary Club Citation (2005)
One of the 100 Alberta Physicians of the Century (2005)
Alberta Centennial Medal (2005)
Honorary Life Member of the CMA (2005)
Member Emeritus of the AMA (2005)
Adjunct Professor in the History of Medicine, U of A (2007)
One of the 100 Historical Society of Alberta Volunteers of the Century (2007)
Honorary member of the Rotary Club of Calgary (2009)
Adjunct Professor in the History of Medicine, UofC (2012)
UofA Centennial Award for Voluntary Service (2013)