We at OHPE and its partner organizations were saddened to receive the following notice of Dr. John Hastings' death from Dr. Harvey Skinner (Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences Faculty of Medicine, McMurrich Building University of Toronto):
"Dr. John Hastings was born in Toronto, completed his undergraduate and medical education at the University of Toronto, and then began an outstanding 37 year academic career in the Faculty of Medicine. John was instrumental in creating the "second generation" of public health education and research when the School of Hygiene joined the Faculty of Medicine to form the Division of Community Health in 1975. He was appointed the first Associate Dean, and served two terms in that position. John was known for integrating up to date research techniques with graduate education in public health, for laying the groundwork for community health centers as an integrated model for clinical and community health services, and for encouraging faculty and students to be advocates for health and social reform. A dynamic teacher in the classroom and in the community, John was awarded the Alumni Faculty Award in 1989. On the national and international front, he was widely recognized for his leadership in public health. John was a very active member of Canadian Public Health Association and served as its President for 1997 and 1998. John was a dynamic leader, teacher and mentor in public health - indeed he was a powerhouse of intellectual creativity, innovation and inspiration. He will be fondly remembered by all of us." Our condolences to Dr. Hastings' family and colleagues.
Employment news from the health promotion field can be found in OHPE 375.1, Comings and Goings for Late August 2004.