Rick Hansen Foundation announces naming of “Lyall Knott BC Neurotrauma Professorship Endowment”


Clark Wilson LLP is pleased to share the following announcement from the Rick Hansen Foundation. Congratulations Lyall on this incredible honour.

Rick Hansen Announces:


On behalf of the Rick Hansen Foundation, Rick Hansen is pleased to announce the naming of the “LYALL KNOTT BC NEUROTRAUMA PROFESSORSHIP ENDOWMENT”. The income from the $2.5 million dollar endowment supports a professorship and research in neurotrauma.

This honour is conferred upon Mr. Knott in recognition of his many years of service to the Rick Hansen Foundation as a Board Member and Chair. Lyall Knott, Q.C. is a partner in Clark Wilson LLP and is the Honourary Consul General of Tunisia. Mr. Knott is a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is a former Honourary Capitan of the Royal Canadian Navy Pacific Fleet and served as a Canadian Commissioner on the International Joint Commission.

The Endowment is held at the Faculty of Medicine at UBC and the current recipient is Dr. Matt Ramer.

The Endowment supports Dr. Ramer’s research in neurotrauma that addresses the challenges of injuries leading to central nervous system deficits. Income from the funds supports a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Professor.

“On behalf of the entire Rick Hansen Foundation family, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Lyall, whose leadership and support through the years have guided the Foundation through a host of meaningful initiatives that continue to advance our accessibility agenda.”

Rick Hansen, C.C., O.B.C.
Founder and CEO