Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University

The Dr Andrew Bruce and Margaret Bruce Endowment for Visiting Scholars in Surgical Innovation

Dr. Andrew Bruce is an alumnus of Queen’s University. He is an entrepreneur and a strong proponent of surgeons and their innovations. He approached the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Department of Surgery with a goal to translate innovation in Surgery by helping bring scholarly surgical expertise to Queen’s. He agreed to donate $250,000 to Queen’s towards an endowment providing the Department of Surgery match his donation. The members of the Department strongly supported matching Dr. Bruce’s generous gift. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Bruce back at Queen’s as a member of the Faculty of Health Sciences Campaign Cabinet and are honored that Dr. Bruce and his wife Margaret have made it their wish to make a major investment in Queen’s with the establishment of the Dr. Andrew Bruce and Margaret Bruce Endowment for Visiting Scholars in Surgical Innovation.

The 5th Annual Dr. Andrew and Margaret Bruce Fund Lectureship in Surgical Innovation is confirmed to take place March 27-30, 2017, so please Save the Date in your calendars.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Garnette Sutherland from the University of Calgary ( will be the featured guest lecturer at the 2017 Bruce Fund Lectureship Event next spring.

Further information will be circulated as it becomes available closer to the event.

Our 4th Annual Dr Andrew and Margaret Bruce Visiting Scholar in Surgical Innovation, Dr Nick Morrell, gave his public lecture entitled "Stepping into the unknown: the era of genomic medicine and stem cells" on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Dr Nick Morrell and Dr Andrew Bruce
Dr Nick Morrell, left, and Dr Andrew Bruce, right

Click here to read Dr Morrell's biography

Our 3rd Annual Dr. Andrew and Margaret Bruce Visiting Scholar in Surgical Innovation, Dr. Garth Ehrlich, gave a public lecture entitled “Man vs. Microbe:  Are We Winning the War of the Genomes?” on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Dr Garth Ehrlich

Dr Andrew Bruce, left, and Dr Garth Ehrlich, right

Click here to view public lecture notice

Click here to read Dr Ehrlich's biography

On November 4th, 2013 the Departments of Surgery and Urology were pleased to welcome one of the world’s foremost experts in personalized medicine, Professor Jeremy Nicholson, PhD from Imperial College London as the second visiting scholar of this Endowment.

Dr Andrew Bruce and Prof Jeremy Nicholson
Professor Jeremy Nicholson, Left and Dr Andrew Bruce, Right

Dr. Nicholson spoke on "Personalised Medicine in the 21st Century". To watch the lecture, click play on the embedded video below.

Our 1st Annual Bruce Fund Visitor was Dr Hans Ringertz, Professor of Radiology, Karolinska Institute. Dr Ringertz spoke on "What does it take to win a Nobel Prize! MRI and More Recent Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine"

Dr Hans Ringertz
Dr Andrew Bruce, Left, and Dr Hans Ringertz, Right

Please click here to read Dr Ringertz's biography

Please click here to view the event poster