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Dr Richard Stanwick is currently the Regional Medical Health Officer and Director of Clinical Information for the Capital Health Region in Victoria. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He completed his medical school training and received his fellowship in paediatrics after training at the Winnipeg Children's Hospital. He did a fellowship in community paediatrics at McGill University, where he also received his masters degree in epidemiology and health. On his return to Manitoba, Dr Stanwick acquired his fellowship in community medicine and rose to the rank of Full Professor at the University of Manitoba. He spent two years with the Province of Manitoba, including one as the Acting Provincial Epidemiologist. He became the Medical Officer of Health for the City of Winnipeg in 1990, a post he held for five years. He joined the Capital Regional District in September 1995 and the Capital Health Region in April 1997.
Dr Stanwick has done considerable research in the area of injury control, particularly in the area of burn prevention and advocacy. He has been recognised by the Canadian Public Health Association in July with an Honorary Life Membership for his contributions to public health, and in particular injury prevention.