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Children's Cottage Board Director receives honorary degree from U of C

Congratulations Janice Heard!

Published Thursday, November 10, 2016

Congratulations to our long-time Board Member Janice Heard for her amazing accomplishments in medicine, philanthropy and advocacy for children, especially here at the Children's Cottage Society of Calgary.

Children's Cottage Soceity CEO, Patty Kilgallon, and Janice Heard, Board Director at Children's Cottage Society.

"Distinguished Speaker and Order of the University of Calgary: Janice Heard

"Janice Heard, BPHE/BSC (Hons), MD, FRCP(C), is a UCalgary alumna who has distinguished herself in medicine and public service locally and internationally. She has contributed to the university as a clinical assistant professor, as executive director of Alumni Affairs at the Cumming School of Medicine, through our rural health initiative in southern Laos, and by establishing a student bursary. Heard is a role model and inspiration to many. As a mother of three, she has paved the way for women in medicine to balance a career with family life while bringing the empathy, compassion and experience of parenthood into their practice. Heard’s vision and tenacity has given hope to our most marginalized populations. She serves with humility, compassion and a belief in pursuing what is possible."

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