Jamaica-born Dr Rosemary Moodie appointed Senator in Canada
Jamaica-born neonatologist Dr Rosemary Moodie has been appointed a senator in the Canadian parliament in Ontario.
Moodie, who was raised in Kingston, is a clinical teacher and an associate professor of paediatrics.
She has made significant contributions to reducing social inequities and disparities among children and communities.
Here are five other things about Moodie:
1. Was conferred with the 2017 Order of Distinction (Commander Class) by the Government of Jamaica.
2. Has been president and board chair of the YWCA Toronto, Canada’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service organisation.
3. Is the recipient of the 2016 African Canadian Achievement Awards Excellence in Science award.
4. Holds a seat on the board of directors inaugural board for Providence Healthcare, St Joseph’s Health Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital and the ScotiaBank Jamaica Foundation.
5. Has contributed significantly to volunteerism, advocacy and philanthropy.