Colleen Varcoe is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Colleen Varcoe Named Fellow of CAHS

22 Sep 2015

​The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences has named Colleen Varcoe a Fellow.

Election to Fellowship in the Academy is considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community. 

Fellows elected to the Academy must be well recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to the promotion of health science. They will have demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and a commitment to advance academic health science.

Dr. Varcoe is a renowned Canadian leader and advocate on women's health promotion with an emphasis on violence against women, and the promotion of ethical, socially just health care. She has made substantial inroads in our understanding of the health consequences of violence, including health care policy and practice in response to violence. She has informed the measurement of discrimination and the advancement of the concept of cultural safety in health care in Canada.

As the author of over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals and books, she presents provincially, nationally and internationally to diverse research, educational, and public audiences.

Of the 577 Fellows in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, only 36 are from the nursing profession, and four are faculty members from the UBC School of Nursing in Vancouver.

Dr. Varcoe received the honour at a special induction ceremony in Ottawa during the annual meeting of the CAHS. 

For more information visit the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences website.