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Annmarie Adams: Fellow to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

by Peter Guo-hua Fu, McGill University | Sep 18, 2020

Prof. Annmarie Adams has been selected as a Fellow to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) for 2020. CAHS recognizes excellence in health sciences. Fellows have demonstrated, through their careers and lives, that they are committed to their field of expertise in many ways. Speaking to the new Fellows, the Chair of the Fellowship Committee, Dr. Proton Rahman, said, “Congratulations on being elected as a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Your induction is a reflection of your vision, innovation and sustained excellence in your field and, undoubtedly, your expertise will further enrich our Academy. We are looking forward to your engagement in CAHS’ activities.” Dr. Paul Allison, CAHS’ President, congratulated the new Fellows and mentioned, “Your dedication to health sciences is what is recognized today. Our Fellows understand that being elected to the Academy carries with it a covenant to serve the Academy and the future wellbeing of the health sciences, irrespective of the Fellow’s specific discipline.”

The citation reads as follows: "Annmarie Adams has pioneered interdisciplinary methodologies for assessing healthcare design, an increasingly relevant field as Canada’s hospitals age. Trained as an architect and architectural historian, her award-winning publications, exhibitions, teaching, and activism illuminate the complex relationship of health and the built environment, and have situated Canadian hospitals at the forefront of international, architectural discourse. Her impact in medicine has been recognized by the architectural profession as 'a model of professional outreach.'"

Annmarie Adams has been an SAH member since 1988.  She has served on the Kostof Book Award committee, chaired the H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship committee, and was a Session Chair at the 67th Annual Conference in Buffalo, NY.  She currently is serving on the SAH Board of Directors.  


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