Dr. Patrick L. McGeer
Faculty of Medicine
Dr. McGeer and his wife Dr. Edith McGeer are universally acknowledged as leading researchers on Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases and are among the world's top 100 most highly cited neuroscientists. In addition to research, Dr. Patrick McGeer also served as MLA and Cabinet Minister until 1986, and created the Open Learning Institute of B.C. In 2004, Dr. McGeer was awarded the Henry Wisniewski prize given to the top Alzheimer's disease researcher. He has received an Honourary Doctor of Science degree from UBC, the Medal of Service from the Cam Coady Foundation, the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry Prize from the University of Toronto, and a lifetime achievement award from the Science Council of B.C. Dr. McGeer was appointed as Officer of the Order of Canada in 1995, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2002.