Women of Interest – Jean Flatt Davey

Jean Flatt Davey was born March 16, 1909 in Hamilton Ontario and died March 31, 1980. Davey was the second woman, and the first woman doctor, enlisted in the Women’s Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Davey went on to be awarded the Order of the British Empire (established to acknowledge contributions to the arts and sciences, as well as charitable and public service work outside of Civil Service) on May 28, 1943. Jean Davey made further accomplishments including becoming the Chief of Medicine at the Women’s College Hospital, Professor at University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine; as well as being inducted into the Order of Canada in 1973.

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