Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Women in Medicine

In the mid-1860s, a reorganization in the medical profession made it obligatory for homeopathic physicians and doctors trained in the United States to take further medical courses to obtain their...
2018 Inductee
With colleagues in immunology, Dr. Simons elucidated important mechanisms of human interactions with the environment that lead to allergen sensitization and allergic disease, and investigated new...
2017 Inductee
Dr. Cohen has received many accolades, including the Federation of Medical Women of Canada Ortho Award for the Promotion of Women's Health, the Governor General's Award, and the Leadership...
2016 Inductee
Dr. Hall completed medical school at The University of Washington and was also awarded a master’s of science degree in genetics for coursework and research done with Arno Motulsky. After completing a...
2015 Inductee
Dr. Stephenson grew up with a deep admiration for the practice of medicine. Earning a medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1945, she was only one of ten girls to graduate out of a class...
2013 Inductee
One cannot fully appreciate the impact of Dr. Peters’ work without taking into account the challenges she faced as a female in an era when women were not universally accepted as scientists. To...
2010 Inductee
The world’s first non-commercial cobalt-60 therapy unit went into operation at the University of Saskatchewan in 1951 – the same year Dr. Fedoruk submitted her thesis in physics. Within ten years,...
2009 Inductee
After a short period of practice in Toronto, Dr. Bagshaw went to Hamilton to substitute for a female doctor who was on vacation. Liking the city so much, she moved there and began her 70 year career...
2007 Inductee
Dr. Bondar was specifically interested in how eyes and ears help us balance and orient ourselves with respect to our surroundings. Additionally, her research into the effects of low gravity and...
1998 Inductee

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