Community Learning Space

The infraNET Project and 
Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research
at the University of Waterloo

present ...

Is Privacy Really Important?
Implications for the Health System and Record Keeping


The Honourable Horace Krever 

Wednesday, March 24, 2004
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Reception to Follow

Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo

This Seminar is Sponsored by:
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

This seminar is of interest to Health and IT Executives, IS/IT Staff, Faculty and Students.
There is no charge for this event, however, we ask that you register to attend.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Presentation Archive 2003-2004

The Honourable Horace Krever retired from the Ontario Court of Appeal in 1999, after a distinguished career. Former Justice Krever was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1956 and commenced his career as a litigation lawyer (civil and criminal) in Toronto. From 1964-74, he was a professor in the Faculty of Law, a special lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and at the University of Western Ontario, and later, a professor in both faculties of Law and Medicine at the University of Toronto. In 1975, he was appointed Justice to the Supreme Court of Ontario, High Court of Justice and, in 1986, was elevated to the Court of Appeal.

Highlights of former Justice Krever's 40 year career include chairing the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Confidentiality of Health Information launched in 1977. As Co-Chair of the Royal Society of Canada's project on AIDS in 1987, he produced the first comprehensive, multi-disciplinary report on that subject. In 1993, he was appointed to head up the Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada, earning high praise from then Health Minister Allan Rock who noted that his report would be a lasting contribution to the health and safety of Canadians.

Mr. Krever received The Royal Society of Canada Centenary Medal in 1999. This medal was created in 1982 to honour individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the objectives of the Society and to recognize links to international organizations.

For more information

Shirley Fenton
Managing Director, WIHIR
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4074

Seminar Hosts

This seminar is hosted by the Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research (WIHIR) and The infraNET Project, University of Waterloo.

The infraNET Project, initiated by the University of Waterloo in 1996, is a partnership to advance Web and Internet technologies. Its founding partners are: LivePage (now part of Siebel), MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.

We also gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of Waterloo.