Duncan Graham Award
Paul K. B. Dagg, MD, FRCPC
“Dr. Dagg is one of those rare individuals that encompasses all the qualities one would list if asked about the makeup of an ideal physician.”
— Excerpt from a nomination letter
Paul puts 100 per cent into everything he does. As program medical director for the Mental Health and Substance Use Program for the Interior Health Authority of British Columbia, he is a strong advocate for patients. He provides psychiatric and neuropsychiatric care for people with refractory illness. From 2005 until early 2016, he helped establish and lead Tertiary Mental Health Services for B.C.’s Interior – including opening Hillside Centre in Kamloops — as part of their regionalization of services. He is the former director of Clinical Services at the Royal Ottawa Hospital and assistant dean for Postgraduate Education in the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine. In various roles, he has developed and implemented new curriculum and enhancements to enrich learning, wellbeing and morale. A natural leader and longtime volunteer, he is chair of the Royal College Specialty Committee in Psychiatry and sits on the Education Committee. Among his contributions, he courageously led the development of a practice-based assessment pathway for psychiatrists trained outside of Canada (e.g. Practice Eligibility Route B).
For more biographical details on Dr. Dagg, visit the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada website