b'SECTION REPORTSSection I ICANADAThe Canadian Section remembers the legacies of past ICD leaders and recognizes dental students for their contributions.Presidents Greetingthe Canadian Dental Associationsthe William J. Spence ICD Memorial Drew Smith and Manitoba Dental AssociationsFoundation. Our new Fellows, who conferences in Winnipeg, Manitoba,were to be inducted in Winnipeg in culminating with our Section II con- April 2020, will be inducted in ab-vocation and reception to be heldsentia. Our website was revamped intheprestigiousCanadianMu- onanewplatformandupgraded seum for Human Rights. We weretocomplementourmanagement also anxiously awaiting a visit fromsoftware, which makes it easier to ICDInternationalPresidentAkiranavigate our increasingly electronic Senda,fromJapan,duringICDsworld. We were able to recognize Centennial year. Sadly, COVID-1910deservingstudents,onefrom had other plans for the world, andeach of our dental schools, with the after careful consideration, the de- ICDCanada Awardfortheircon-cision to cancel our annual meetingtributionsoverthecourseoftheir ICanadawasnodifferentandconvocationwasmadewhendentaleducation.TheFoundation t goes without saying, 2020 wasCanadaentereditsfirstlockdownawarded one grant in support of an a different experience for every- on March 13, 2020. international dental mission, which one.wasundertakenpriortothepan-from the rest of the world, as thedemic. The remaining three dental pandemic brought much of our so- Staying Connected Throughmissions that were to receive fund-cietytoastandstill,includingourActivities ing were cancelled as the borders profession of dentistry. Through theclosed. More recently, the Spence early weeks of the pandemic, mostWhilewewerepreventedfromFoundationpartneredwiththe dental offices across Canada weremeeting in person in 2020, we wereGlobal Visionary Fund to attempt to shuttered,re-openingweekslaterabletocarryonthebusinessofdistribute PPE to clinics in Ontario once the scientific evidence allowedSection II through electronic meet- that provide free dental care to un-ustopracticewithsafetyforouringswiththeexecutiveofficersder-serviced populations.patients and staff. I am pleased tothree times, along with three Board note that many of the dental leadersof Regents meetings, somewhat of across our country who contributeda logistical task given that our na- Looking Ahead to the Futureto our understanding and manage- tion is spread over six time zones.This past year was also a time of ment of the pandemic, at the sci- It was decided to extend the termsgreat loss for our Canadian Section, entific, regulatory and professionalofthecurrentOfficers,Regentsandwemournedthepassingof association level, are ICD Fellows. and Deputy Regents, and Commit- three ICD leaders: Dr. Eric Hatfield, Registrar Gordon Thompson hadtee Chairs through March 5, 2021,Regent,Dr.PattiGrassick,Presi-a magnificent annual meeting andtoensurecontinuityofSectiondent 2019, and Dr. Jack McLister, convocation scheduled for Apr. 2-4,leadership. The business of Sec- President 2014. These three spe-2020, to be held in conjunction withtion II moved forward as did that ofcial individuals contributed so much 8 J OURNAL OF THEI NTERNATIONALC OLLEGE OFD ENTISTS'