Gerry M. Lougheed Jr.

Gerry M. Lougheed Jr.

Health Sciences Award
Humber College, 1994

The recipient of many academic awards and scholarships, Mr. Lougheed graduated from the Funeral Services Education program at Humber College in 1976. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Funeral Services of Ontario, and was recently appointed to National Forum on Health by Prime Minister Chrétien.

Mr. Longheed is an active member of the Canadian Cancer Society. In this regard, he headed a campaign that raised over nine million dollars in funding for the Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Treatment Centre. He also hosted the Easter Seals Telethon for Northern Ontario for nine years, founded the Sudbury Widows' Self Help Group, helped found the Palliative Care Task Force, is a past director of The Community Hospice Association of Ontario, is also a past Chair of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and has served on several Sudbury hospital boards.

In recognition of his commitment to serving community, Mr. Lougheed has been awarded Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Laurentian University, the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Confederation, and the Ontario Medal for the Good Citizenship. This commitment truly embodies the qualities exemplified by the Premier's Awards.