U of S Alumna Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Adding to the long list of awards and achievements, Dr. Sylvia Fedoruk (BA ’49, MA 51, LLD ’06, PhD (UWO), DSc (oth)) is a 2009 inductee into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

Recognized as the only woman conducting medical-physics research in Canada sixty years ago, Fedoruk was one of four inventors of the cobalt-60 unit (commonly known as the “Cobalt Bomb”), the world’s first radiation machine using high intensity radioactive cobalt for cancer treatment in humans.
Some of Fedoruk’s honours and achievements include Saskatchewan’s first female Lieutenant Governor, the University of Saskatchewan’s first female chancellor, a Saskatchewan Order of Merit recipient, an Officer of the Order of Canada, a member of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, and member of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame.
Formal induction will take place in Montreal, Quebec on April 29, 2009.