Richard Ballon Goldbloom, Dalhousie University. Born in Montreal, Quebec, he was educated at Selwyn House School and Lower Canada College. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1945 and a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1949 from McGill University. He did his post-graduate medical education at the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal Children's Hospital and the Children's Hospital Boston. From 1964 to 1967, he was an associate professor at McGill University and a physician at the Montreal Children's Hospital. From 1967 to 1985, he was the head of Dalhousie University's Department of Pediatrics. He was the first physician-in-chief and director of research at the Izaak Walton Killam Hospital for Children in Halifax, Nova Scotia.(December 16, 1924 – November 18, 2021) was a Canadian pediatrician, university professor, and the fifth chancellor of
|Born||December 16, 1924|
|Died||November 18, 2021 (aged 96)|
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Ruth Goldbloom (née Schwartz)|
|Children||Alan, David, & Barbara Goldbloom|
|Parent(s)||Alton & Annie (née Ballon) Goldbloom|
In 1975 he became the founding president of the Halifax-Dartmouth Waterfront Development Corp., a federal and provincial agency that worked towards restoration and development of the area's waterfront, until 1980, when he was unexplainably removed by the Nova Scotia government. A classical pianist, Goldbloom was the president of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in the 1970s. From 1983 to 1985, he was Chairman of the Rhodes Scholar Selection Committee and since 1989 he has been the Chairman of the Maritimes Rhodes Scholar Selection Committee.
promot[ing] outreach traveling pediatric clinics and the "Regional Pediatric Program" which is aimed at upgrading the pediatric knowledge and skills of general practitioners in Nova Scotia.
He was also the younger brother of former Canadian Commissioner of Official Languages, and Companion of the Order of Canada, Victor Goldbloom. He was married to fellow Order of Canada recipient Ruth Goldbloom (née Schwartz) from 1946 until her death in 2012. They had three children. Their oldest son, Alan Goldbloom, was the former C.O.O. of Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and is retired as the President and CEO of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Their daughter, Barbara Goldbloom-Hughes, is an education consultant in Burlington, Ontario. Their youngest son, David Goldbloom, is the former Physician-in-Chief at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He now serves as Senior Medical Adviser to the CAMH, as well as Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Goldbloom died on November 18, 2021, in Halifax, at the age of 96 – about three weeks short of his 97th birthday.
- Murray, Ian (2005-02-09). "Chancellor celebrates birthday–Dal gets a present". Dal News. Halifax, Nova Scotia. Archived from the original on 2011-11-26. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
- "Dr. Richard Goldbloom Appointed As New Dalhousie Chancellor". Halifax, Nova Scotia: Dalhousie University. 2001-09-19. Archived from the original on 2011-11-25. Retrieved 2011-11-25.
- Peterson, Maureen (1984-09-20). "Treatment of children not enough: Delegates". The Montreal Gazette. Montreal. p. A5. Retrieved 2011-11-25.
- Canadian Press (1980-02-12). "Cabinet dimisses corporation head". The Calgary Herald. Calgary. p. D2. Retrieved 2011-11-25.
- Canadian Press (1977-02-08). "Music Director Appointed". The Leader Post. Regina, Saskatchewan. p. 7. Retrieved 2011-11-25.
- "Richard B. Goldbloom, O.C., M.D.C.M., F.R.C.P.(C)". Honours, Order of Canada. Governor General of Canada. Retrieved 2007-03-07.
- Globe Staff (2012-08-30). "Ruth Goldbloom". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2012-12-23.
- "Revered Halifax doctor Richard Goldbloom dead at 96". CBC News. November 19, 2021. Retrieved November 19, 2021.
- "Canadian Who's Who 1997 entry". Archived from the original on 2007-08-11. Retrieved May 22, 2006.
- "Dr. Alton Goldbloom". Canadian Jewish Congress Institutional Collections Personal Collections and Other Collections. Canada Jewish Congress Archives. 2002. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-04-25.
- Richard B. Goldbloom: A Lucky Life. Formac 2013