Dr. Paul Rainsberry
Mississauga, ON

RainsberryDr. Paul Rainsberry holds an MA in philosophy and a PhD in philosophy of education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He spent 38 years as Director of Education for the College of Family Physicians of Canada.


Ian McWhinney Family Medicine Education Award

This award is named in memory of Dr. Ian McWhinney, the first professor and chair of a department of family medicine at a Canadian university (Western University, 1968–1987). The award is supported by the CFPC, the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine, and the Ian McWhinney Endowment Fund.

The award honours excellence in family medicine education and is presented to a teacher of family medicine deemed by their peers to have made a unique and innovative contribution that significantly impacts the development of family medicine education in Canada.

This contribution may encompass any level or aspect of family medicine education, including but not limited to:

  • Continued medical education
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum development
  • Scholarship
  • Administration