Dr John Scovil
Saint John, NB
joined the Department of Anesthesia at the Saint John Regional Hospital in the summer of 1982, having been appointed to the position of Lecturer with Dalhousie University in Halifax. He was later elected to the position of Chair of the New Brunswick Medical Society’s Section of Anesthesia. One of his roles was to represent the NB Division at CAS Council (prior to the Society’s reorganization). He also involved himself in the CAS’ Committee on Anesthesia and Technology the same year he began this representative position.
Dr Scovil served as CAS President from 2002 to 2004. He and his colleagues arrived at a comprehensive
‘Constitution and Bylaws’ document that clearly outlined expectations and roles of the Executive, including the Executives’ representative roles to the CAS nationally.
Aside from Dr Scovil's visible involvement and support of the Society, he was instrumental in encouraging anesthesiologists to actively participate in the representative work of the CAS at the provincial, national and international levels.
Given to a current member of CAS in any category who has been a member of the Society for 25 years or more and has retired from clinical practice.