Dr Elinor F.E. Black was the first Canadian woman to become a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the first woman to head a department at a Canadian university (University of Manitoba), the first woman lecturer and the first woman to head an Obstetrics and Gynecology department at a hospital in Canada (Winnipeg General Hospital). Throughout her career as a physician, administrator, professor and mentor, she remained a remarkable leader and advocate for women and women’s health.
安托马斯卡拉哈was the first Indigenous woman to graduate from the WGH School of Nursing, in 1958. Her career included experience as a nurse, Head Nurse of the gynecology ward at the Women’s Hospital, and instructor and counsellor with the Southern Nursing Program at Red River College. To commemorate her outstanding work, the new critical services building at HSC Winnipeg was officially named the Ann Thomas Building in 2006.