The new 2022 Fellows elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) were announced last week and include David Edwards, professor in the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and Ronald Schlegel, professor emeritus in the Faculty of Health and founder of the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

CAHS brings together Canada’s top-ranked health and biomedical scientists and scholars to make a positive impact on the urgent health concerns of Canadians.

“The University of Waterloo is a leader of health technology research and innovation in Canada,” says Charmaine Dean, vice-president of Research and International. “This prestigious recognition from the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences is a testament to the outstanding impact of Professors Edwards and Schlegel through not only their careers at Waterloo, but also their immense and path-breaking contributions to Canada’s health systems.”

David Edwards
David Edwards, Professor, Faculty of Science

Edwards is the former Hallman director of the School of Pharmacy and associate dean of the Faculty of Science from 2011 through 2020. Throughout his career, Edwards has served in numerous leadership roles including president of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada and the Canadian Council for the Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs.

“When I look at the national and international accomplishments of the Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, I feel quite honoured to be included in this group. I look forward to working with other members of the Academy to address some of the urgent health concerns that Canadians are facing,” Edwards says.

Ron Schlegel
Ron Schlegel, Professor Emerits, Faculty of Health

Schlegel was a professor in the Faculty of Health from 1972 through 1991 and former member of the University’s Board of Governors. After his academic career, he turned his focus to business and philanthropy and founded the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging — a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and care of older adults. Schlegel is an officer of the Order of Canada and has received numerous awards including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award and an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo.

Congratulations to the 2022 CAHS Fellows.