Dr. Maxwell House, distance education and telemedicine pioneer, and former lieutenant governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, has died. He was 87.
Dr. Maxwell House. — Telegram file photo
According to a bio in MUN’s Gazette, House graduated from Dalhousie University's medical school in 1952 and pursued postgraduate training in neurology at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the National Hospital in London, England.
House was actively involved in establishing the medical school at Memorial University and held many senior appointments in the Faculty of Medicine.
Among his responsibilities he served as director of continuing medical education, associate dean for professional affairs and professor of neurology.
In 1997 he was appointed lieutenant-governor of Newfoundland and Labrador and served in that position until 2002.
House has played a significant role in the development of information technology in Newfoundland and Labrador and providing health and education services to isolated communities in Canada and abroad. He founded the Telemedicine Centre at Memorial University in 1976 and is widely recognized as a world leader in the field. He was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 1989.