Video History of Medicine in Canada

Friends of Canadian Institutes of Health Research is creating a fascinating series of in-depth interviews to showcase Canada’s most accomplished biomedical health researchers and iconic leaders. These engaging interviews give students, historians, journalists and the wider community an unparalleled window into the world of health research development in Canada and into the lives of those who make a difference.

Noted Medical Historian and University of Toronto History Professor Emeritus Michael Bliss has been the main interviewer to date. Journalists Stephen Strauss (Toronto) and Bernard Derome (Montreal) have also conducted interviews.

MaRS Discovery District in Toronto has been our main filming location.

With the generous funding of private individuals and institutions, we have been able to create the following video biographies:

Dr. Charles Hollenberg

Dr. Robert Salter

Dr. Henry Friesen

Dr. Lou Siminovitch (Video Clips)

Dr. John Evans (Video Clips)

Dr. Jacques Genest (Video Clips)

Dr. Cal Stiller (Video Clips)

Dr. Fraser Mustard (Video Clips)

Dr. James Till (Video Clips)

Dr. Brenda Milner

Dr. Charles Scriver

Dr. Phil Gold

Dr. Arnold Naimark

Dr. Allan Ronald

We are working to make this a national project with outstanding men and women from across the country. If you would like to make a donation, contact us: (416) 506-1597 or Email: