David F. Hardwick is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Pathology at the University of British Columbia where he has stimulated and guided the development of Academic Facilities and Programs at UBC for over 40 years. Dr. Hardwick was central to the creation of the Children’s and Women’s Hospital and related Research Institute and as Associate Dean, Research and Planning. During the 1990’s, he focused research initiatives at the major teaching hospitals in Vancouver. His research has varied from the first description of histopathologic implications of differential survival of Wilms’ Tumors to pathogenesis of L-methionine toxicity and administrative/management research. He is author of numerous papers, chapters and books and recipient of various awards, medals and other local, national and international acknowledgements.