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Date of Birth: 1905
Death: 1982
Graduation: 1923

Elinor Black

Dr. Elinor Black was born in Nelson, British Columbia and moved to Winnipeg in 1917. In 1930, Black graduated from the University of Manitoba Medical school. Eight years later, she became the first Canadian woman member of the British Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She opened the Women's Pavilion at the Winnipeg General Hospital during the flood of 1950, remaining particularly competent in the face of a crisis. In 1951, Black was named professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, as well as the chair of the department. In 1961, she was elected the first woman president of the Canadian Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Black died in Winnipeg on January 20, 1982.