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Dr. John C. Butt C.M., M.D., F.R.C. Path

Qualifications

  • M.D., University of Alberta, 1960
  • DMJ (PATH) Diploma of Medical Jurisprudence, London, England, 1969
  • M.R.C. Path (Examination) in Anatomical and Forensic Pathology, 1973
  • F.R.C. Path, Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (Britain), 1985

 Post-Graduate Training – Pathology

  • Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia
  • Institute of Neurology, University of London, England
  • Guys Hospital Medical School, University of London, England
  • Charing Cross Medical School, University of London, England

Formerly

  • Lecturer, Department of Forensic Medicine, Charing Cross Hospital (University of London, England), 1971-1973
  • Full-Time Associate Professor, Division of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 1974-1977
  • Chief Coroner, Province of Alberta, 1975-1977
  • Chief Medical Examiner, Province of Alberta, 1977-1993
  • Chief Medical Examiner, Province of Nova Scotia, 1996-1999
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Division of Pathology, University of Calgary, 1985-1999
  • Professor of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University,  1996-2000
  • Guest faculty/Lecturer, Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives, George Washington University School of Public Health, Washington, D.C., 2000-2008
 





Awards & Honours

1992- National Association of Medical Examiners (USA): Certificate of Appreciation (in recognition of outstanding service)
1998-Honour Roll of Outstanding Canadians, Maclean’s Magazine
1999-"The Presidential Award", Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia
1999-Distinguished Services Award, Medical Society of Nova Scotia
1999-Outstanding Service Award, National Association of Medical Examiners (USA)
1999-Atlantic Jewish Council: “Jerusalem Award for respect for all faiths and a commitment to social justice.
2000-Order of Canada - Appointed Member (CM)
2000-Vision Award, International Association of Forensic Nurses
2001-Alumni Award of Excellence, University of Alberta
2002-The Queen’s Jubilee Medal
2012-Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Memberships

  • Board of Directors - National Association of Medical Examiners (USA), 1981-1992 (includes President 1990 & Chair of Board 1991)
  • Board of Directors - Traffic Injury Research Foundation (Canada), 1976-1993, 1999-2000
  • International Board of Editors - The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 1980-1996
  • Member - Forensic Studies Advisory Committee, Mount Royal College/University, Calgary, Alberta, 2001-Present (Chair 2001-2005)
  • Member of Board British Columbia Medical Legal Society 2008-present
 

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