infraNET Project and
Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research
at the University of Waterloo
Is Privacy Really Important?
Implications for the Health System and Record Keeping
The Honourable Horace Krever
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Reception to Follow
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo
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.
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
Managing Director, WIHIR
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
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