David F. Hardwick

David Francis Hardwick


Born: Vancouver, British Columbia

Academic Degrees

  • Undergrad, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • MD University of British Columbia, Vancouver 1957

Academic Positions

  • 1960 - 1962 Research Associate, Pediatrics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1963 - 1990 Clinical Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, then Professor and Head (1976 - 1990) of Pathology, The University of British Columbia
  • 1990 - 1996 Associate Dean for Research and Planning, Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia;
  • 1996 - Special Advisor on Planning, Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia


  • Montreal General Hospital
  • Vancouver General Hospital
  • Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, California

Selected Career Highlights

  • His penchant for intellectual discipline is clearly portrayed in his text "Directing the Clinical Laboratory" emphasizing dedication to detail while stressing leadership qualities and management techniques.

  • With his brother, an urban Geography Professor, and a group of associates, he was responsible for initiating a new political party in Vancouver, British Columbia, that altered (for the good) the face of Vancouver as a city.

  • Recipient of the Gold Medal of the IAP (2004) and the USCAP's Presidential Award.

  • Consultant to the entire IAP and the USCAP, and Chair of the Long-Term Strategic Planning Initiative of the USCAP (2002 - 2006).

  • Major involvement in encouraging the development of Pathology in P.R. China with Professor H.K. Ng.

  • Hardwick Hall, the main Hall of the University of British Columbia Medical Student & Alumni Centre was named in acknowledgment of his efforts.

  • Was awarded the University of British Columbia's first Faculty Citation Award for his pivotal role in creating British Columbia's Children's Hospital - 1986.

  • Earned numerous teaching awards as a witty, talented impassioned educator including the UBC Certificate of Excellence - Master Teacher Award in 1974, and the UBC Teaching Excellence Award and Prize in 1994.

  • Committed to enriching student life, Dr. Hardwick has served as elected Faculty Advisor to the Medical Undergraduate Society for 35 years.

  • As Associate Dean, Research and Planning, created numerous major Research facilities and was key to building lasting University and governmental relationships that advanced the academic and scientific mission of UBC and it teaching hospitals.

  • With Fred Silva, USCAP, conceived of and implemented "The Knowledge Hub for Pathology/ USCAP web".

  • Secretary of the International Academy of Pathology - 2006.

  • Recipient in 2007 of the major award given by the University of British Columbia: The Distinguished Alumnus Award (previous recipients Supreme Court Judges, Nobel Laureates, and the Founder of Texas Instruments!).

  • Recepient of the APC Distinguished Service Award, 2010.

  • Collector of fine ports and dessert wines. Entertained at many USCAP gatherings with his piano playing and singing. Great sense of humor.


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