Congratulations to Professor Salim Yusuf, OC, FRSC, FRCPC, Honorary Fellow on the award of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, at this year's Encaenia ceremony.

Salim Yusuf

Honorary Fellow Professor Salim Yusuf, OC, FRSC, FRCPC is an internationally renowned Canadian cardiologist and epidemiologist, whose work over forty years has substantially influenced prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Among his current affiliations, Professor Yusuf is Distinguished University Professor of Medicine at McMaster University and Executive Director of the Population Health Research Institute, Canada. He holds a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Chair and he was President of the World Heart Federation, 2015–16.

Professor Yusuf was born in India and studied medicine at St John’s Medical College in Bangalore, before earning a DPhil at Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar. Professor Yusuf has received more than seventy-five international and national awards for his research including a World Heart Federation Lifetime Achievement Award. He was the 2020 recipient of the McLaughlin Medal from the Royal Society of Canada and appointed an Officer in the Order of Canada in 2013.

Many congratulations to Professor Yusuf on the award of this honorary degree, made all the more special as the Encaenia garden party is being held in St John's this year.