Dr. John Gilbert
John H. V. Gilbert, C.M., Ph.D., LLD (Hon)., FCAHS
Dr. John Gilbert has been a seminal leader in the education of health professionals in British Columbia, Canada and globally. His vision and leadership led to the concept of interprofessional education being developed as a central tenet of collaborative person-centred practice and care.
Dr. John Gilbert is founding Principal & Professor Emeritus, College of Health Disciplines, University of British Columbia; a Senior Scholar, WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning and Research, Dalhousie University. He held the DR. TMA Pai Endowment Chair in Interprofessional Education & Practice, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India, and is an Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney. He is Founding Chair, The Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative. He was Co-Chair of the WHO Study Group on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice.
He was elected a Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, in 2008; appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2011 and awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2011. He received the degree Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa from Dalhousie University in June 2016. He was the recipient of the Pioneer Award, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, USA, 2017.