News at Medicine - May 2019 - Dean named Professor Emeritus

Dean named Professor Emeritus
May 29, 2019
On May 17, Dean Margaret Steele received a prestigious recognition. She was named Professor Emerita at The University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Steele was one of nine faculty members to receive Professor Emeritus status at the 2019 convocation ceremony.
“I feel incredibly honoured to have received the recognition of Professor Emerita at The University of Western Ontario. It has been a privilege to have contributed to the education of learners, staff and faculty as well as research and academic administration and to have this work recognized by Western University,” Dr. Steele said.
Before becoming dean at the Faculty of Medicine in 2016, Dr. Steele was the vice dean, Hospital & Interfaculty Relations, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University and a full professor in psychiatry, family medicine and pediatrics.
Dr. Steele earned her honours degree in microbiology and immunology at Western University in 1983, completing her MD in 1987. She obtained her Fellowship in Psychiatry in 1992 and was in the first cohort to receive a Fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry in 2013.
Dr. Steele earned a masters of higher education from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education\University of Toronto in 2002 and became a Fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in academic medicine at Drexel University in Philadelphia in 2008. In 2012, she became a Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association and in 2013, a Canadian Certified Physician Executive. She is the first Canadian to be an Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Dean Fellow. In 2018, Dr. Steele was elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.