The Emily Stowe Society

Named in honour of Dr. Emily Stowe, Canada’s first woman doctor and the founder of Women’s College Hospital, The Emily Stowe Society is a community of individuals, foundations and corporations dedicated to breaking down barriers to careers in health sciences research for bright young minds in Canada.

In Canada today, women – and particularly women from diverse communities – continue to be underrepresented at all levels of the health sciences field. In fact, only 28% of Canada’s scientists are women. Without equity in the health research community, we simply cannot achieve equity in healthcare. As home to one of the only hospital-based research institutes in the world focused on the health of women – with women comprising over 50% of our scientists and 70% of our physicians – Women’s College Hospital is working to change that.

With a special focus on supporting individuals from equity-seeking communities that are severely underrepresented in the health sciences, The Emily Stowe Society has a collective mission to engage, retain and advance researchers at every stage of their careers.

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Pictured above (L – R): Natasha Kithulegoda, Research Coordinator at WCH Insititute for Health Systems Solutions & Virtual Care; Nishila Mehta, MD/MSc Candidate and Research Fellow at University of Toronto; and Chika Oriuwa, MD/MSc Candidate at University of Toronto.


Support equity in research and health sciences by making a donation today!