About the Hallman Lecture series

Lyle and Wendy Hallman in front of Lyle Hallman Institute

Lyle S. Hallman Professorial Endowment

Lyle S. Hallman (1922-2003) was a developer, contractor and noted philanthropist in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. He was the recipient of many awards, including the Order of Canada, the Canada 125 medal, the Paul Harris fellowship from the Rotary Club and an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo.

Lyle, with his wife Wendy, was an outstanding friend and benefactor to the Faculty of Health and funded the Lyle S. Hallman Institute for Health Promotion and established a number of endowments to expand and sustain the ongoing health promotion activities within the Faculty.

The Lyle S. Hallman Professorial Endowment was established by Lyle and Wendy to provide focused academic leadership to evaluate health promotion programs and their effectiveness in changing behaviour, and to stimulate new research in areas such as cardiac rehabilitation, dementia care, fitness and nutrition and school-based smoking prevention programs. The endowment provides the funding to appoint one faculty member dedicated to this focus or to attract distinguished visiting researchers to the University of Waterloo to give academic presentations to both graduate and undergraduate students and faculty members, establish research collaborations with UW professors, and offer public lecture opportunities for community members including public health practitioners, educators, and other professionals.

We are deeply grateful for Lyle's generous spirit and the continued support of the Hallman family through the Lyle S. Hallman Charitable Foundation. This considerable investment in the Faculty of Health and the University of Waterloo has had a significant impact on the health and well-being of our community.