Dr. James (Jim) Lund of Montreal passed away December 8. Dr. Lund was an influential figure in Canadian dentistry, most notably serving as dean of the faculty of dentistry at McGill University from 1995 to 2008.

Originally from Lancashire, England, Dr. Lund spent his formative years in Southern Australia. After graduating from the University of Adelaide in 1966, Dr. Lund emigrated to Canada to attend the University of Western Ontario, where he received his PhD in physiology in 1971. Dr. Lund then embarked on a 24-year career at the University of Montreal, culminating with an 8-year term as vice-dean for research at the faculty of dentistry.

In the early 1990s, McGill’s faculty of dentistry was threatened with closure because of low research productivity. However, under the guidance and leadership of Dr. Lund, McGill transformed itself into a research-intensive institution through interprofessional collaboration.

Dr. Lund was instrumental in establishing the Centre for Bone and Periodontal Research, the Centre for Biorecognition and Biosensors and the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain at McGill. He was also the driving force behind the creation of McGill’s Dental Outreach Program, a program that provides free dental care to vulnerable populations.

Dr. Lund is survived by his wife Dr. Jocelyne Feine, his daughters Michelle and Katherine, and his grandchildren Laura and Mihai. A Facebook page dedicated to sharing memories of Dr. Lund has been established at:

Bogue, Dr. Laurence J.: A CDA Life Member, Dr. Bogue of North Vancouver, British Columbia, passed away October 12. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1947.

Bunt, Dr. Richard D.: Dr. Bunt of Trenton, Ontario, passed away October 5. He graduated from McGill University in 1959.

de Billy, Dr. Godefroy: Dr. de Billy of Quebec City, passed away November 22. He graduated from the University of Montreal in 1952.

Gilmour, Dr. Donald S.: A CDA Life Member, Dr. Gilmour of Edmonton passed away November 30. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1945.

Johnston, Dr. Mark E.: Dr. Johnston of Winnipeg passed away October 30. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1989.

Lines, Dr. Andrew L.: A graduate of the University of Alberta, Dr. Lines of Fort McMurray, Alberta, passed away October 4.

Russell, Dr. William S.: Dr. Russell of Chilliwack, British Columbia, passed away August 27. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1975.

Scanlon, Dr. David P.: A 1981 graduate of the University of Toronto, Dr. Scanlon of Midland, Ontario, passed away November 12.

Thompson, Dr. Jack G.: A 1965 graduate of Dalhousie University, Dr. Thompson of Saint John, New Brunswick, passed away September 19.

Verbic, Dr. Zlatko A.: Dr. Verbic of Etobicoke, Ontario, passed away August 22. He graduate from the University of Toronto in 1964.