An outstanding leader and academic builder
Dr. Naimark joined the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medicine 1963. By 1971, Dr. Naimark was serving as the faculty’s dean. In his role as dean, Dr. Naimark revolutionized the medical programs offered at the University of Manitoba. Some of his many accomplishments include the rejuvenation of the department of physiology and the department of social and preventive medicine (later the department of community health sciences) as well as his role in the creation of the Northern Medical Unit. Over time, his innovative leadership reached across major national and international organizations concerned with medical education and research. In 1981, Dr. Naimark was appointed ninth president and vice-chancellor of the University of Manitoba. As president, he set his sights on wider university issues but also continued working on the advancement of medicine and the health sciences generally.