Dr. Brian Postl

Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, WPRC Founding Member

Dr. Brian Postl is the Vice-Provost (Health Sciences), Dean, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and Dean, Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. In June 2016, Dr. Postl was re-appointed for an additional five-year term to June 30, 2021.

Dr. Postl is a graduate of the University of Manitoba. He received his MD degree in 1976 and the Royal College Fellowship in Community Medicine and in Pediatrics in 1981 and 1982, respectively.

He was the founding president and CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, a position he held for 10 years. His research, published works and professional involvement focus on Aboriginal child health, circumpolar health and human resource planning. His contributions in these areas, combined with his experience as a visiting pediatrician to communities in northern Manitoba and Nunavut, contributed to him earning the Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centre’s Child Health Award of Distinction in 2006 and the Inter-Professional Association on Native Employment’s Champion of Aboriginal Employment Award in 2007.

Dr. Postl serves on a number of committees and boards of provincial and national associations, foundations, institutes and other organizations. He was inducted as a fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2011 and inducted in the Order of Manitoba in 2012. In 2014, he was appointed inaugural chair of the Research Manitoba board of directors.