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Professor Emerita Susan Sherwin appointed to the Order of Canada

Posted by Communications and Marketing on July 6, 2015 in Kudos

Congratulations to Professor Emerita Susan Sherwin (Philosophy, Gender and Women's Studies) for being appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada.

Dr. Sherwin, also a Fellow in the Royal Society of Canada, is renowned for her research and teaching in feminist theory and health ethics. She is the author of the first book-length monograph in feminist health ethics, No Longer Patient: Feminist Ethics and Health Care, and was coordinator of the Feminist Health Care Ethics Research Network.

In 2006 Dr. Sherwin received the Killam Prize in Humanities from the Canada Council, the highest honour available in her field. She was also named Distinguished Woman Philosopher of the Year (2004) by the Society for Women in Philosophy (U.S.) and she was the recipient of the Sarah Shorten Award for her contributions to the status of women in Canadian universities (awarded by the Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2000).

Dr. Sherwin was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for "her contributions as a scholar, mentor, and leader in the field of feminist bioethics, notably through her writings on discrimination in health care."

Also inducted into the Order of Canada this year was Bill Black, long-serving member and former vice-chair of Dalhousie's Board of Governors. Mr. Black was recognized for "his contributions as a corporate and community leader, and for his outspoken engagement in Nova Scotia's public policy debates."

Appointees will accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.