Honourary Doctor of Laws - Fall 2013
Dr. Anne Doig received her MD from the University of Saskatchewan in 1976, and in 1978 began serving patients of City Centre Family Physicians in Saskatoon.
As a clinical associate professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the U of S, Dr. Doig has been passing her knowledge on to students. She has been twice honoured for her commitment to teaching and students, receiving the Clinical Teacher of the Year in Family Medicine award in 1990 from Saskatoon City Hospital and the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1996 from the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Doig has served Saskatchewan and her profession through her work with the Saskatchewan Medical Association and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan. Nationally she has worked with the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), serving as president and past president. During her tenure with the CMA, Dr. Doig played a vital role in launching the association’s vision of transforming the Canadian health-care system. Currently Dr. Doig is an unaffiliated Director on the Board of Canada Health Infoway, which oversees federal and provincial/territorial investment in health IT systems.
Dr. Doig is on the Board of Directors of STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) and the Advisory Board of MEND SK, a program dedicated to preventing childhood obesity. She was medical advisor to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency’s population health division, and is an original contributor to the Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM) program of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.
In 2010, the Women’s Executive Network recognized Dr. Doig as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. She was honoured by her medical colleagues in 2010 as a recipient of an Exceptional Service Award to the Saskatoon Health Region, and in 2011 was given an Award of Excellence from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. In 2012, Dr. Doig received a University of Saskatchewan Alumni Achievement Award.
Dr. Doig has been an active volunteer and contributor to her community, serving on the boards of the Goldfins Swim Club, Swim Saskatchewan Inc. and Swimming/Natation Canada. She is past president of the Goldfins and Swim Saskatchewan, and she received the Centennial Leadership Award in 2005 from the Saskatchewan government. Dr. Doig is a member of the University and Community Choruses and has a lifelong interest in music and the arts.
Dr. Doig is married to Robert Cowan and they have six children.