Queen’s Professor Named One of Canada’s Top 100 Women

Published on: 2010/11/30 - in News

A Queen’s University family medicine professor has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 women.

The award pays tribute to the highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in Canada.

“I am honoured to be recognized in this way, joining a remarkable group of women leaders who are making a difference in Canadian life,” said Dr. Ruth Wilson.

Professor Wilson was chair of the university’s department of Family Medicine from 1991-2001. During her tenure there, the department created a program to send faculty to train family doctors in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the war there, and also formed the Centre for Studies in Primary Care at Queen’s.

Dr. Wilson was also one of two physicians from around the world to receive the ‘5 Star Doctor’ award this year – the highest honour given by the World Organization of Family Doctors.

She has also served as president of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) from 2007-2008.

“She is an outstanding family physician, a teacher, and a researcher, as well as a medical leader who has made significant contributions to improving health care for Canadians,” said current CFPC president Dr. Rob Boulay.

Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards are presented by the Women’s Executive Network.

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