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Donald Rix

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Donald Blake Rix, CM OBC 1931 – November 6, 2009 was a Canadian pathologist, philanthropist, community volunteer, and businessman He was the founder and chair of MDS Metro Laboratory Services now known as LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services, the largest private medical laboratory in Western Canada

He was a member of several organizations and foundations including the BC Innovation Council, BC Cancer Agency Foundation, BC Medical Services Foundation, and the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and was the Chairman of the Board of Governors of UNBC

Dr Rix earned a specialty certificate in general pathology in 1968 from the University of Western Ontario He was a fellow of the College of American Pathologists, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Royal Society of Medicine, and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists He was awarded honorary doctorates by the British Columbia Institute of Technology BCIT and the University of Western Ontario, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, and University of Victoria He was the former chair of the Vancouver Board of Trade, a senior member of both the British Columbia and Canadian Medical Associations, and was awarded the BCMA Silver Medal of Service Award in 2004 On August 19, 2009 Dr Rix was awarded the Canadian Medical Association's 2009 FNG Starr Award

Donald Rix died on November 6, 2009


  1. ^ a b "Obituary - Donald B Rix" Vancouver Sun / The Province - Classifieds Legacycom November 10, 2009 Retrieved 2014-09-20 
  2. ^ "Order of Canada citation" Retrieved 2009-08-16 
  3. ^ "2004 Recipient: Dr Donald Rix – Burnaby" Order of British Columbia Retrieved 2010-09-22 
  4. ^ a b "About Dr Don Rix" BC SVP Archived from the original on 2008-02-12 Retrieved 2010-09-22 
  5. ^ "Dr Donald Rix to receive the CMA's highest honour" CNW Telbec August 12, 2009 Archived from the original on 2009-08-16 
  6. ^ Philanthropist Don Rix leaves a legacy felt in business and charity Archived October 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, The Vancouver Sun, November 6, 2009

External links

  • Story of Dr Don Rix, CM, OBC - Rix Center for Corporate Citizenship and Engaged Leadership at the Wayback Machine archived February 23, 2010
  • Rix Awards for Engaged Community and Corporate Citizenship - Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

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