Dr. Nadine Caron receives Indigenous Health Award
21 June 2016
MSFHR board member Dr. Nadine Caron has been awarded the 2016 Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The award recognizes Dr. Caron for her role as an inspirational mentor to Indigenous women and girls, as well as for her work to co-create the UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health.
Dr. Caron was the first Indigenous woman to earn a medical degree at UBC and has since become Canada’s first female First Nations general surgeon. She currently works as a general and endocrine surgeon in Prince George and teaches in the Northern Medical Program. In addition to her clinical duties, Caron holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard University.
The Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award was established in 2014 to recognize physicians who “epitomize a zeal and devotion to the pursuit of rights and justice for Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.”
- Royal College press release (PDF)
- Dr. Nadine Caron on her trailblazing path as a First Nations surgeon (The Current – CBC Radio)