Dr. Carys Massarella
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Dr. Carys Massarella is an emergency physician at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and is the lead physician for the Transgender Care Program at Quest Community Health Centre in St. Catharines. Dr. Massarella sees and treats transgender-identified clients and is a leading expert in transgender care. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the DeGroote School of Medicine and also lectures widely on transgender health care. Recent appearances include TEDx: The Depathologization of Trans Identity, TEDx Hamilton: The False Narrative of Deception, and the CBC Doc Zone documentary Transforming Gender. Dr. Massarella was the first transgendered person to be President of a hospital medical staff anywhere in the world and was named one of the World’s 50 Transgender Icons by Huffington Post. Most recently, Dr. Massarella was named the 2017 Hamilton YWCA Woman of Distinction in Health.
Dr. Ellen Amster McMaster University
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Women have been medical practitioners from ancient times, but professionalization, the modern process through which the profession of medicine was created in the law, was a profoundly masculine process. This talk explores how women in North America and Europe overcame gender, legal, institutional, and interpersonal barriers to become doctors. In turn, what has the entry of women brought to medicine? The rise of women doctors has gone hand-in hand with women’s rights, women’s suffrage, and greater advocacy for issues in women’s health.
Prof. Anne-Christine Davis from Cambridge University
March 23, 2016
Professor Davis has been a full Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University since 2002 and became the Professor of Mathematical Physics in 2013. Prof. Davis went to Cambridge after research positions at Durham, Imperial College, CERN and Princeton. She became the Gender Equality Champion in STEMM in 2014 and one of her main priorities in this role is to address the ‘leaky pipeline’. Prof. Davis’ research focuses on theoretical cosmology, modified gravity theories and the chameleon theory. She also has an interest in cosmic strings, brane worlds and dynamical symmetry breaking. Prof. Davis is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a member of the Academia Europea. She serves on the London Mathematical Society Women in Mathematics Committee and The Good Practise Committee.