A professor at the University of Ottawa was named the first chair of Ontario’s new women’s health agency. As chairwoman of Echo, Caroline Andrew will be raising awareness and working toward solutions on women’s health issues, Health and Long-Term Care Minister George Smitherman announced.
“As an agency promoting women’s health like no other, Echo will benefit mothers and daughters all across Ontario,” Smitherman said. “I know Caroline Andrew will be a great asset to the agency as she brings a wealth of experience and passion to issues facing women.”
A professor of the school of political studies and director of the centre of governance, Andrew is a former dean of the faculty of social sciences at the university, where she has been working since 1971.
“I am honoured to be named the chair of such an important agency,” Andrew said in a release. “I welcome the opportunity to lead Echo, which will promote equity and improved health for the women of Ontario by working in partnerships with the health system, the community, researchers and policy stakeholders.”