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Queen's University

Olympic doctor and ex-track star to receive Kathleen Beaumont Hill Award

Dr. Robert McCormack, Meds’79, a former Queen’s track star and Canada's Chief Medical Officer at the past six Olympic Games, is this year’s recipient of the Kathleen Beaumont Hill Award.

[Photo of Dr. Robert McCormack]The KBH Award is the highest honour bestowed by the Vancouver Branch of the Queen’s University Alumni Association. It is given to a person who shows outstanding service, passionate advocacy, and dedicated support to both Queen’s and Canada.

Robert is a leader in the world of sports medicine. He ran track for Queen’s where he set the 1500 metre Ontario University Athletics record (3:44.60 in 1978) that still stands today.

Since graduating from Queen’s, Robert has become a leader in the field of sports medicine. He has been the Chief Medical Officer for Team Canada at all Olympic Games since 2004. He works with both the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (MLS) and B.C. Lions (CFL), and is a consultant for the NHL Players’ Association. He currently runs a practice and conducts sports medicine research.

Queen’s University Alumni Association Vancouver Branch President Angela Saunders, Com’11, Artsci’12, explains the choice of this year’s recipient of the Kathleen Beaumont Hill Award.

"Dr. Bob McCormack has represented both Queen’s and Canada with pride – whether it was on the track during his student athlete days or in his role as Chief Medical Officer at the Olympic Games. His dedicated service to the community through both the sports and medical worlds is impressive," Angela says.

The Kathleen Beaumont Hill Award reception takes place on September 23 in Vancouver. Registration is now available online.

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