Twenty years ago, Dr. Hal Siden joined Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, where he’s been its medical director since 2001. Leading innovative research, developing new clinical practices, educating medical students and residents while advocating for care of terminally ill children are all part of his committed career. Hal’s work has made BC the nation’s leader in paediatric palliative care, which in turn, provides a unique model followed throughout the world. His efforts have undeniably improved the lives of many children and their families. A devoted educator in the specialty he pioneered, Hal continues his work as a compassionate and involved clinician.