Congratulations to Dr. Anthony (Tony) Tibbles who was awarded a Platinum Jubilee medal and pin “in recognition of individuals who have made significant contributions through volunteerism, public service, local advocacy and leadership, which leaves a long-term positive impact on our community.” The pins were awarded by Han Dong, Member of Parliament, on behalf of the House of Commons, Don Valley North, in celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.
Tibbles was nominated on the strength of his leadership, including, but not limited, to his role as Dean of CMCC’s Clinics with the added challenge of managing clinic patient flow during the pandemic. He has overseen and maintained community programs such as the Seniors’ Exercise program run by CMCC interns at the Tri-Congregational churches for over a decade and was instrumental in bringing the GLA:D® Canada program to CMCC.
As a public health specialist, Tibbles has chaired the Incident Command Team since the first days of the pandemic and in this role ensures that the health of the CMCC Community of staff, students and patients are first priority. Under his direction over the past 2.5 years, CMCC was able to continue all student learning and patient care, graduate two full classes without interruption and with no incident of COVID-19 transmission on campus or in the clinic system.