National Treasure #161: Dr. Nadine Caron

Some Facts

  • Daughter of an Ojibwe woman who graduated from residential school and went on to become a teacher. – Global News
  • First Indigenous woman to graduate from the University of British Columbia’s medical school at the top of her class. – CBC Radio
  • Canada’s first female First Nations surgeon. – Global News
  • Earned a Master’s degree from Harvard University in Public Health during her surgical residency at UBC. – Wikipedia

Some Flavour

  • Star basketball player for the women’s team at Simon Fraser University. – Global News
  • Committee work reflects her focus on Aboriginal health and Canadian health policy:
    • Advisory Committee on Provincial Health Goals (members selected by BC Minister of Health)
    • BC Medical Association – Committee on Health Promotion
    • Native Physicians Association of Canada
    • BC Medical Association’s Committee on Aboriginal Health (currently, the Chair)

Some Personality


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4 Responses to National Treasure #161: Dr. Nadine Caron

  1. Thank you for the introduction to another inspiring woman, Isabel. Your diligence is our delight.

  2. Judith says:

    Thank you for introducing me and your followers to Dr Nadine Caron. She is a great contributor and we are grateful for her relatively unacknowledged work and dedication.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Judith – Thanks. It makes me tend to believe Laurna’s point from when I started this, that there are many many national treasures out there. Dr. Caron would seem to be a special star, though.

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