Saturday, February 18, 2012: 12:00 PM-12:45 PM
Ballroom A (VCC West Building)Member of the Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan, and a first generation Chinese Canadian, the Honorable Dr. Lillian Eva Quan Dyck is well-known for advocating for equity in the education and employment of women, Chinese Canadians, and aboriginals. She is the first female First Nations senator and first Canadian-born Chinese senator. Dr. Dyck also is a leading figure and role model in Canada’s scientific community. She began her career as an assistant in the University of Saskatchewan’s Biochemistry Department and has served as full professor in the Psychiatry Department. Dr. Dyck has published numerous articles in the fields of neurochemistry and psychiatry, and her research has contributed to developing and patenting new drugs which will be useful in treating diseases such as Parkinson’s, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s. Her priority areas today are aboriginals; Chinese Canadians; women in science, engineering, and technology; and post-secondary education.
Lillian E. Dyck, Parliament of Canada
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