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Delage, Maurice Allan - 2012
Delahey, Marjorie Elizabeth - 2002
Delury, Abigail - 2005
Dixon, Sophia Hansine - 1994
Dosman, James A. - 2011
Douglas, James Moffat - 1976
Downey, Richard Keith - 1996
Ducie, Emma - 1977
Ducie, Alma Helene - 1991
Dunning, Charles Avery - 1973
Dyck, Alfred H. - 1991

Portrait

James A. Dosman

Dr. Jim Dosman's leadership and research contributions to rural health are so extensive that he has been described as the "Father of Agricultural Medicine in Canada."

Born at Humboldt in 1938, Jim received his undergraduate training at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating in Medicine in 1963. After being a general practitioner in Saskatoon for four years, he did his residency in Internal Medicine and Respiratory Medicine and three years as a post-doctoral fellow at McGill University in Montreal.

In 1975, he returned to the U of S to become the founding head of the Division of Respiratory Medicine in the Department of Medicine. In 1977, he convened the first ever International Symposium on Grain Dust and Health. This was the first of many symposiums he organized to deal with agricultural health and safety concerns.

When Dr. Dosman began his medical career, research in Canada that focused specifically on the health and safety of agricultural workers was virtually non-existent. Under Jim's direction, the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture became the hub of a network comprising scientists and institutions across Canada and internationally.

In 1988, Jim invited the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities to join forces in a preventative program entitled the Agricultural Health and Safety Network with the mission to improve health and safety on the farm through education, service and evaluation research. The unique program grew to include 28,000 farm families in over 200 participating rural municipalities.

He led the establishment of the Canadian Grain Dust Surveillance Program, the Canadian Coalition for Agricultural Safety and Rural Health, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Program and the International Code of Safe Practice in Agriculture. He has been the editor of seven books and has disseminated more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles.

Over the years, he has received many accolades and awards including Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Officer of the Order of Canada, Saskatchewan Order of Merit and Honorary Member of the Canadian Medical Association.

His tireless work has improved the lives of millions of people in Canada and around the world.

 

Sponsored for Induction in the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 2011 by the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities

 

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