First Name: Bill
Last Name: Kingston
Sport: Sport Medicine
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 1993
Home Town: Saskatchewan
County: Outside Nova Scotia

Dr. Bill Kingston‘s greatest assets were his healing hands. Dr. Kingston was the founder of sports medicine in Nova Scotia and one of the first in his field to recognize that athletes need specialized treatment to promote fast healing of injuries. Born in Saskatchewan in 1926, he did not follow the traditional route to medical school. After spending time with the navy, working as an instructor at the YMCA and as a salesman for a pharmaceutical firm, he enrolled at Dalhousie Medical School.

After completing his studies in 1966, he went to Newfoundland but came back to accept the head position of Dalhousie Student Health, making him responsible for student and varsity team healthcare. His combined love for sport and medicine would lead him to create the clinic that would develop into the Nova Scotia Sport Medicine Clinic, and he left Dalhousie in 1979 to establish a clinic at L’Ardoise, Cape Breton. He passed away in 1985.


• Founder of Sport Medicine in Nova Scotia
• Spent Time in the Navy
• Instructor for the YMCA
• Travelling Salesman for CIBA Pharmaceuticals
• Became Head of Dalhousie Student Health