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WCRI scientist honoured for her mentorship

November 27, 2017

Dr. Gillian Hawker
Dr. Gillian Hawker

The Canadian Medical Association awarded Dr. Gillian Hawker the 2017 May Cohen Award for Women Mentors in recognition of her dedication to making mentorship a priority in her own career and at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Hawker is a scientist at Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI). At the University of Toronto, she is Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine. She has mentored many female colleagues throughout her career as a clinician-scientist. Dr. Hawker created the position of vice-chair, mentorship, equity & diversity at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. She made mentorship a priority at the university and before, during her two terms as physician-in-chief at Women’s College Hospital.

Awarded annually, the May Cohen Award for Women Mentors recognizes outstanding mentorship, including encouraging mentees and supporting their career development, providing insight from their own experience, helping the mentee build a professional network and acting as a role model.

Congratulations, Dr. Hawker!




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