Getting in did not require a heavy dose of undergraduate science and he accepted people from diverse backgrounds, including mature students. Evans left the university when Pierre Trudeau invited him to run for the Liberals; the family threw themselves into the by-election campaign heart and soul. To submit an I Remember: Treat others as you wish to be treated Criticize ideas, not people Stay on topic Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language Flag bad behaviour Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. When he was appointed president at U of T, his family was excited by the prospect of having a chauffeur, a perk of the job.
When he was only 35, he was asked to start a new medical school in Hamilton and rather than replicating the other schools around the country, he created an entirely new model.
A humble man of many talents, John Evans reinvented medical education
TransCanada beats profit expectations, raises dividend Subscriber content. You must be logged in to use this feature. According to Timothy Evans, who is now at the World Bank himself, his father's challenge was to overcome the bureaucratic push-back against any change in the role of the bank. He stood the old model on its head and had medical students see patients early on, which made the requisite learning immediately relevant. McNamara was controversial for his part in the Vietnam War while he was U. John Robert Evans was born in Toronto on Oct.
A gifted student, he attended the prestigious University of Toronto Schools and then U of T, before being named a Rhodes Scholar and becoming certified as a cardiologist at Oxford University. He grasped that development the World Bank's mandate was impossible where people were sick and malnourished. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. One evening at the end of medical school, he felt ill and was trying to rest up in Toronto General Hospital's basement for a football game the next day. At 6 foot 4, he was a tall poppy in more ways than one, but his modesty and self-deprecating humour endeared him to all who crossed his path, whether at McMaster University, where he reinvented medical education; the University of Toronto where he presided in the s; the World Bank, in Washington; the Rockefeller Foundation, in New York; Toronto's Medical and Related Sciences MaRS innovation centre, which he founded; or at the assorted business enterprises whose problems he was called upon to untangle as a board member or chairman.