The Dr. Wycliffe Lofters Memorial Award
Friends and colleagues from the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario and the Department of Oncology, and the Afro-Caribe Community Foundation of Kingston are fundraising to establish a student award in memory of Dr. Wycliffe Lofters, who passed away on June 3, 2021.
Should funding minimums not be reached, gifts will be redirected to the Alfie Pierce Admission Award.
An extraordinary physician, mentor and leader, Dr. Wycliffe Lofters dedicated his life to helping those around him. Throughout his career Dr. Lofters advocated for increased diversity in medicine and supported individuals with diverse backgrounds at Queen’s and in the Kingston community.
During his time at Queen’s Dr. Lofters established himself as a leader in the Faculty of Health Sciences and in Kingston’s Black and Caribbean communities. Throughout his career he acted as a mentor to faculty and students, teaching important clinical skills along with how to be a caring and compassionate health care provider.
Dr. Lofters was also a co-founder and past President of the Afro-Caribe Community Foundation of Kingston, an organization created to promote academic, professional and technical excellence among students of the African and Caribbean communities in Kingston.
Dr. Lofters was beloved by his students, colleagues and patients alike. In his many tributes he is praised for his kindness, his compassion, and the genuine respect that he showed everyone regardless of their role.