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20th Annual A.A. Travill Debate

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
Ellis Hall
Room: Ellis Hall Auditorium
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20th Annual A.A. Travill Debate

Topic: Publically funded hospitals should not be able to have religious affiliation

Debating Yea: Nathan Katz (Meds 2022) & Dr. Andrea Winthrop

Debating Nay: Sara Brade (Meds 2021) & Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick

The Travill Debates are Held Annually in Fond Memory of A.A. "Tony" Travill

Dr. Travill came to Canada in 1957 after serving as aircrew in the RAF (WWII) and reading Medicine at the London Hospital Medical School. He did a residency year in Montreal and practiced in Orillia with Dr. Philip Rynard (Queen's '26) before coming to Queen's to study Anatomy under Dr. John Basmajian. After two years at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Travill returned to Queen's in the Department of Anatomy in 1964, becoming Professor and Head from 1969-1978. His research interests were in embryology, teratology, and education. Dr. Travill was a strict parliamentarian and noted Faculty Historian (Medicine at Queen's; 1854-1920, the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine, 1988: Just a Few: Queen's Medical Profiles, 1991). He served the community as a Trustee of the Separate School Board and in 1964 was a founding member of the John Austin Society, the still-thriving local history of medicine club. In particular, Dr. Travill had a passion for debate on current social, political and educational issues, and for many years he delivered a rigorous and challenging lecture to incoming first-year medical students during orientation week.

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