Canadian Section Past President Jack McLister - In Memoriam

14 Oct 2020 5:19 PM | Anonymous member


Past President Jack McLister of London, Ontario has died and the information below is taken from the Obituary published in the London Free Press.  Jack not only served as President of ICD Section 2 (Canada) but also as an International Councilor representing Canada at the College at Large.  His contributions to ICD and our Section were extensive and he is deeply missed.

Throughout his career, Jack remained active at his alma mater serving for many years on the executive of the UWO Dental Alumni Society. He was presented with the Alumnus of Distinction Award from Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in 2002. Jack continued to teach at the Dental school where he had been part-time Adjunct Clinical Professor for nearly 40 years, since the day after his graduation. In 2008, his exceptional commitment to Western University was recognized with the John C. McLister Service Award granted to a fourth-year graduate from the Dental school "who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the profession and peers through participation in organized dentistry". The award is a symbol of what he was all about - dedication to organized dentistry. Jack's involvement with organized dentistry began with the London & District Dental Society in 1975, where he served twice as President and then as an active member through to 2011 when he became an Honorary Member. He received the LDDS Dr. Robert A. Brandon Service Award for his contribution to the profession. Jack served on the executive board of the Ontario Dental Association for many years and became President of the ODA in 2016-17 during its 150th anniversary. Jack's official ODA biography includes a long list of committees and task forces and he was honoured with the ODA Service Award. In 2019, he received the Barnabus W. Day award for distinguished service by the ODA, one of the most prestigious awards in organized dentistry. Outside of the ODA, Jack was President and an International Councilor of the International College of Dentists (Canada) and Chair of the American College of Dentists (Ontario). He was also an Examiner for the National Dental Examining Board of Canada and a founding member of the Thames Valley Dental Study Club (1977) serving three separate terms as its President. He was a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.


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