University’s Carolyn McGregor included in historic Ontario 150 storybook
Health informatics researcher among 150 Ontarians sharing reflections in commemorative publication
February 24, 2017
Over the span of a decade, University of Ontario Institute of Technology researcher Carolyn McGregor, PhD, has emerged as one of the world’s leading voices on the game-changing potential of health informatics. The university’s Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics has led pioneering research in real-time online ‘big data’ analytics and data mining, and developed applications for critical-care medicine, mental health, astronaut health and military and civilian tactical training.
Dr. McGregor’s many discoveries and international partnerships continue to draw the attention of journalists around the planet. The Faculty of Business and Information Technology Professor has received an incredible number of awards and accolades for her research, including being named to the Order of Australia (AM), her home country’s highest civilian honour, in 2014.
In May 2016, Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell learned about Dr. McGregor’s research during a visit to University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The Lieutenant Governor was deeply impressed with the long-term implications of her research.
In December, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor invited Dr. McGregor to be one of 150 Ontarians to submit a passage to 150 Stories, a collection of new stories and images that speak eloquently about what it means to be Canadian in Ontario. Compiled to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, 150 Stories invites readers and viewers to contemplate the many perspectives and voices that define Ontario.
Formally released during a ceremony on February 22, 150 Stories features entries from a range of distinguished Ontarians, including former premiers, academics, cultural icons, organizational and community leaders, among others.
- Link to the 150 Stories website
As part of the Ontario 150 celebrations, members of the public may view the 150 Stories exhibition in person and on selected days during tours of the Legislative Assembly at Queen’s Park. Tour information, as well as an online version of the exhibition, will be available on the Lieutenant Governor’s website.
“My inclusion within this historic collection of stories for Ontario is an incredible honour. There are many stories in this past decade that have interwoven with mine to enable the progression of my research. I am proud to have watched my students learn, grow and to begin their own professional journey. I am thankful to all my collaborative partners and the many who support my research from within the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. We, together, shape and change our world”.
-Carolyn McGregor, AM, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics, and Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
“As the self-appointed Storyteller-in-Chief of Ontario, I am eager to share with Ontarians this remarkable storybook that is so indicative of our spirit as a people. Listening to each other is a first step in creating the communities and country of which we can be proud. Let thoughtful and peaceful engagement be our gift to the future and our legacy to the world at large.”
-Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Other University of Ontario Institute of Technology connections:
Two university honorary degree recipients also contributed passages to 150 Stories.
Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell is also an honorary degree recipient of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (2013), a year before her appointment as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
- Dr. Carolyn McGregor’s UOIT Expert Centre profile
- Follow Dr. Carolyn McGregor on Twitter
- Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics home page (background information on Artemis and data mining)
- Russia Institute of Biomedical Problems
- Russian Federal Space Agency
- RT International online news story (shows Luna-2015 lab)
Selected university news stories
- UOIT-based health informatics research goes out of this world
- UOIT-based health informatics research pushing new frontiers in critical care
- UOIT professor named 2015 Advance Global Australian Award winner
- Dr. Carolyn McGregor participates in U.S. podcast on Big Data
- Big Data: Inside the Algorithm
- UOIT's Dr. Carolyn McGregor profiled in new Science Museum exhibit in Britain
- UOIT researchers help support the transition to paperless health information system at Ontario Shores
- UOIT professor receives Australia’s highest honour
- UOIT-led Artemis Project captures national Ingenious Award