Dr. Bob Ewert Memorial Lecture and Dinner

Dr. Bob Ewert Memorial Lecture and Dinner
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Prince George Civic Centre
Off Campus

Canada 150 celebrate our northern history

Join us April 8 at the Civic Centre

Join keynote Dr. Martin Magne, recent Director of the Archaeology and History Branch with Parks Canada, as he speaks about investigations into one of the greatest puzzles in the history of Canadian exploration.

In 1845, the ill-fated Franklin Expedition set off in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. Both ships and their crew were lost. After more than 160 years, HMS Erebus was found in 2014 and HMS Terror in 2016.

Support health care students at UNBC

This premier event is held annually to honour Dr. Bob Ewert, the first medical specialist in Prince George, and is a fundraiser for the Northern Medical Programs Trust (NMPT). The NMPT supports students today who will improve the quality of health care in northern, rural communities tomorrow.

5:30 - Reception
6:30 - Dinner and Program
Semi Formal

Program highlights include:
  • Keynote by Dr. Martin Magne on The Search for the Franklin Expedition
  • Northern Medical Hall of Fame induction of Drs. June and Russ Frye (Prince George) and Dr. Peter Newbery (Hazelton)
  • Rising Star Health Service Award announcement
  • Opportunities to contribute to the NMPT

There will also be chances to mingle with health care students supported by the NMPT, during both the reception and dinner.


Tickets are $125 each
Reservations by table are $1200 (parties of 10)

Want prime seating? Get your tickets early!
Want to sit with a student? Consider donating a student ticket!

Out of town guests:

The Coast Inn of the North has rooms blocked at a special rate for guests of the Ewert Lecture.

To book your room:

Call toll-free 1-800-663-1144 or visit the Coast reservations site

Be sure to quote Group Code: CIN-GFC12454

Register to Attend

Become a Sponsor

Keynote Martin Magne
Keynote Dr. Martin Magne

Historical Images
© Mary Evans Picture Library

Franklin ship
HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Captain Sir John Franklin

Franklin relics
Relics found in 1859

Thanks to everyone for supporting this event!

Presenting Partners

Presenting Partners - NMS, UNBC, NHA, PGCF

Event Sponsors


2017 Silver Sponsors - CN, RBC, New Gold

2017 Media Sponsors


2017 Bronze Sponsors - Russell AV, Telus, 3rd Ave & Hart IDA


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