Announcing the retirement of Dr. Ken Harris, Deputy CEO
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada announces that Deputy CEO Ken Harris, MD, FRCSC, FACS, will be retiring the beginning of July 2022.
For more than 13 years, Dr. Harris has played a key role in the leadership of the Royal College. He has supported many changes and activities, including major initiatives such as Competence by Design, which is transforming medical education across Canada. In his former role as executive director of the Office of Specialty Education, he guided and supported the team through significant alterations in accreditation and assessment, which required the engagement of multi-unit teams within and outside the Royal College.
During his time, Dr. Harris has promoted harmonization with the Collège des médecins du Québec and other stakeholders in the province, and enhanced relations with key partners like the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the medical regulatory authorities and resident organizations. Internally, Ken has played a key role in improving alignment and focus.
“I have very much enjoyed working with Ken and am truly grateful for his guidance and wisdom over the past two years as we weathered the pandemic and the tremendous changes that ensued,” said Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce, CEO of the Royal College. “Under Ken’s guidance, many of our teams have been supported in successfully shifting Royal College processes and work to virtual; our international education work has expanded, and our focus on equity, diversity and inclusion has sharpened.”