First Name: Dr. William
Last Name: Stanish
Sport: Sport Medicine
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 1997
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

“Excellence” best describes Dr. William (Bill) Stanish‘s athletic career. He captained the Dalhousie football and hockey teams in the same year, the first Dal student to hold leadership positions with both clubs. In 1965, he was Dal’s most outstanding male athlete and he is still considered one of the finest ever to attend the school.

Stanish founded the Sports Medicine Clinic in 1976 to rehabilitate many injured athletes. He has worked with Canada’s elite athletes at the national and international levels. He began at the 1976 Olympics and continued as chief medical officer for the Canadian team at the Los Angles and Seoul Olympic Games. He was team doctor at the Pan-Am Games and served as team doctor several times for the Canadian Gymnastics Federation.


• Won 1965 Climo Award, Dalhousie
• Founded Dal’s Orthopedic & Sport Med Clinic 1976
• Director Dal’s Orthopedic & Sport Medicine Clinic
• Canadian Team Doctor Pan-Am Games, Puerto Rico
• Canadian Water Polo Team Doctor
• Canadian Gymnastics Federation Team Doctor
• Member Canadian Olympic Trust
• President Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
• President Herodicus Sport Medicine Society
• President Orthopedic Society of Nova Scotia
• President Recreational Council for the Disabled
• A Clinical Scientist
• Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
• Researcher
• Author
• A Travelled Lecturer