Ruth Wilson, a professor within the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s, was named today as part of an order of Canada by His Excellency the best Honourable David Johnston (Law’66), Governor General of Canada, on her contributions to enhancing primary care in Ontario as well as for her leadership in family medicine.
Dr. Wilson follows within the actions of her mother Lois Wilson, a Companion from the Order of Canada, the very first female moderator from the U . s . Chapel of Canada and former person in the Canadian Senate.
“I am very honoured to become finding the Order of Canada, ” states Dr. Wilson. “I love the motto from the Order of Canada: ‘They need a better country.’ I actually do the job which i do due to my desire to have a much better country. This award can also be significant since it stretches beyond the field of medicine.”Ruth Wilson continues to be named towards the Order of Canada.
An innovator within the Canadian medical area, Dr. Wilson became a member of the Queen’s in 1989 and offered as Department of Family Medicine mind from 1991 to 2001. She's presently vice-leader of medical and academic programs for Providence Care, where her leadership has advanced the organization’s status like a leading provider of integrated services within the regions of mental health, aging and rehabilitative care.
“The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement and persistence for the city and also to Canada, ” states Principal Daniel Woolf. “As an innovator within the area of healthcare, Dr. Wilson is worthy of this award for that enrichment she's introduced towards the lives of others which stretches towards the Queen’s community and our students.”
Additionally to her searching, Dr. Wilson is really a family physician using the Queen’s Family Health Team. She also offers greater than a decade of expertise practicing family medicine in remote regions of Canada. From 2001-2004, she offered as chair from the Ontario Family Health Network, that was accountable for applying primary care reform within the province. She's also led worldwide to the introduction of primary health-care systems in regions of need.