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Bonnie Hugill

Bonnie Hugill - Retired June 2015

After 26 years at McMaster University and 2 of those years within the Department of Anesthesia, Mrs. Bonnie Hugill retired from her position as Department Manager on June 30, 2015. Bonnie was the Department Manager for 15 years and had the pleasure of working with three Department Chairs: Dr. David Morison, Dr. Homer Yang, and Dr. Norm Buckley. Over the years, Bonnie witnessed many changes in the Department, but the biggest ones she noted wire the introduction of the Alternate Funding Plan (AFPP and the advent of two Associate Chairs - the Associate Chair of Education and the Associate Chair of Research, therefore confirming the strength and vitality of the Department. Bonnie's most memorable accomplishment was finding the space and equipment needed for the Program Director, Dr. Greg Peachey at the time, to open the first Faculty of Health Sciences' simulation facility. The Centre for Simulation Based Learning continues to be a robust component of hands-on learning within the Department of Anesthesia to this day. Bonnie's retirement plans include travel, playing more bridge, ultimately travelling to more bridge tournaments, and spending time with family. She also hopes to volunteer her time within the community.

Retired Administrative Staff and Dr. Buckley

Judy Pace - Retired March 2014

After 42 years at mcMaster University and thirteen of them within the Department of Anesthesia, Mrs. Judy Pace, Anesthesia Residency Program Assistant, retired in March of 2014. Judy had the pleasure of working with Anesthesia Program Directors Drs. Steve Puchalski, Greg Peachey, Fred Baxter, Lori Olivieri, and Karen Raymer. Early on, Judy was instrumental in overseeing both the Anesthesia Undergraduate and Postgraduate Residency programs Until the Postgraduate Program grew so extensively that the jobs were divided. Judy was known for taking care of everyone's needs from Clerks to Residents to Faculty members. Not only was Judy a valuable asset to the Department of Anesthesia, but an enjoyable presence in the office as well. Often times there would be residents (former and current) lined up waiting to speak with Judy, whether on a personal or professional level. Judy's contributions to the Department of Anesthesia certainly have not gone unnoticed.

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