Gustave Gingras Physician

Gustave Gingras, CC (January 18, 1918 – May 9, 1996) was a Canadian physician and founder of the Montreal Institute of Rehabilitation in 1949. Born in Montreal, Quebec, he studied medicine at the Université de Montréal following the completion of his BA at College Bourget in Rigaud, Quebec. In 1942, he joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and served overseas during World War II. There, he studied neurosurgery as an intern at the Canadian Neurosurgical and Plastic Surgery Hospital in Basingstoke, England. Upon his return to Canada, he was inspired by Dr. Wilder Penfield, a neurosurgeon in Montreal, to focus on helping paraplegic and quadriplegic veterans of the war. As an expert in rehabilitation of the disabled, he served as a consultant to the World Health Organization, the United Nations, the Canadian Red Cross and the Canadian International Development Agency. He was president of the Canadian Medical Association from 1972 to 1973. He was Chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island from 1974 to 1982.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 18th, 1918
Date of death
May 9th, 1996 at age of 78
Place of death
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Places lived
Montreal , Canada
pop. 1,649,519 (2011)


1. Université de Montréal Colleges/University

The Université de Montréal (English translation: University of Montréal) (UdeM) is a public research university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The francophone institution comprises thirteen faculties, more than sixty departments and two affiliated schools: the École Polytechnique (School of Engineering) and HEC Montréal (School of Business). It offers more than 650 undergraduate programmes and graduate programmes, including 71 doctoral programmes.

Type Public university
2013. 231 mil. $
2009. 134 mil. $
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2900 Boulevard Édouard-Montpetit, H3T 1J4 - Montreal, Québec
2010. 42,684
2010. 15,798
Local tuition
2009. 2 K $
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