Montreal, February 3rd 2017 – “It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Blema Steinberg, joining her treasured partner of many years, Arnold, who passed away in December of last year,” said Andrew Molson, Chair, MGH Foundation. “At the same time, we celebrate Blema’s long and remarkable life and the legacy she and Arnold leave behind for future generations.”
As champions of health-related teaching, research and practice across Quebec and Canada, Blema and her husband, through The Blema and Arnold Steinberg Family Foundation, were instrumental in establishing initiatives across the McGill University Health Centre.
“Blema and Arnold Steinberg were an inspirational team. They were both incredibly devoted to McGill and to the importance of academic advancement. In particular, their passion for simulation-based education resonated deeply with me. ” said Dr Gerry Fried, Chairman of the McGill Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of the MUHC. “They not only supported McGill in its development of an excellent Medical Education Simulation Centre, but more importantly, they challenged us to be world leaders by advancing knowledge in the field of healthcare simulation, by being inclusive of all healthcare professionals, and by engaging learners through participatory learning. We will all miss them both deeply.”
The Montreal General Hospital Foundation extends its sincere sympathies to the Steinberg family during this difficult time.