Another stamp – this featuring Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy, chief medical officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise – has joined Canada Post’s ongoing series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.
Unveiled this morning at the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) in London, Ont., the stamp depicts McCoy, who was played by U.S. actor Jackson Kelley in the original Star Trek series, within the U.S.S. Enterprise. Jim Phillips, Canada Post director of stamps services, was joined at the unveiling by Lissa Foster, CMHF executive director, and Dr. Sonny Kohli, Cloud DX co-founder and project lead for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE project. Twenty-four Grade 8 students from London’s Chippewa Public School were also on site to participate in “Museum School” all week.
Phil Legault, Canada Post media relations manager, said Cloud DX is one of seven finalists (and the only Canadian company) in the running to win the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a global competition to revolutionize digital health care. The winning team will develop a Tricorder device that will accurately diagnose 13 health conditions (12 diseases and the absence of conditions) and capture five real-time health vital signs, independent of a health care worker or facility, and in a way that provides a compelling consumer experience.
For more information on Canada Post’s Star Trek series, visit canadapost.ca/startrek.
This latest offering joins four other stamps unveiled by Canada Post earlier this month.
The first two Star Trek stamps feature the U.S.S. Enterprise and its Captain James Kirk (played by Canadian actor William Shatner), respectively. A third stamp, depicting Spock (played by late actor Leonard Nimoy), was unveiled a few days later at a star-gazing event in Vulcan, Alta. Most recently, on April 22, a stamp commemorating Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, chief engineer of the U.S.S. Enterprise, was unveiled at famous locations across Toronto.