Oct. 13, 2023

In Memoriam: Gilbert Schultz

Cumming School of Medicine
Gilbert Schultz comforts a horse after a day trekking in Iceland in 2002. Schultz helped develop a university partnership there that continues today.

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) is mourning the passing of Dr. Gil Schultz, MD. He was 78.

Gil earned a doctorate in biology from the University of Calgary in 1970. After completing postdoctoral studies in Colorado, he returned to UCalgary, becoming a professor in the departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1983. He continued as a professor within the Faculty of Medicine, now named the Cumming School of Medicine, until 2004.

He held several leadership positions, including assistant dean (research) and acting associate dean (research) during his tenure at the university. He also guided over 25 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and was named as primary author or contributor to more than 100 published research articles.

A private wake for family and friends took place in Nanaimo, B.C.

In lieu of flowers, Gil’s family asks anyone interested to please consider donating to Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation.