Breathing easy is something we never think about – until we can’t. That is why medical
experts like Dr. James Hogg are so important.
Dr. Hogg is a celebrated pioneer in the field of lung disease research. A UBC professor
emeritus of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Dr. Hogg’s career spans more than 35
His knowledge of respiratory issues is remarkable. His research accomplishments stand
out in the field. For example, Dr. Hogg is known worldwide for breakthrough discoveries
in dealing with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
At St. Paul’s Hospital, he founded the Pulmonary Research Laboratory. It was renamed
in 2003 as the James Hogg iCAPTURE Centre for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
Research in his honour.
At present, the iCAPTURE Centre has more than 250 researchers working on solving the
problems of heart, lung and blood vessel diseases.
Dr. Hogg continues to inspire students and the medical community. He is a talented
leader and a dedicated mentor. He gives of himself and readily shares his vast experience.
Dr. Hogg was recently inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, one of only 76
Laureates to have this honour. Other accolades include the prestigious American Society
for Investigative Pathology Chugai Award. Dr. Hogg is also a fellow of the Royal Society
of Canada and an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Madame Chancellor, for his remarkable achievements in respiratory medicine, I ask you
to confer the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon James Cameron Hogg.