|Senator from Ontario|
|Assumed office |
December 12, 2018
|Nominated by||Justin Trudeau|
|Appointed by||Julie Payette|
|Born||November 24, 1956|
Rosemary Moodie is a Canadian neonatal physician who was appointed to the Senate of Canada on December 12, 2018. Moodie is a practicing neonatologist at the Hospital for Sick Children and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Toronto's Department of Pediatrics.
Early life and education
Moodie was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She and her two older sisters were raised by their single mother (Gloria Moodie). She attended St. Hugh’s High School, and then completed a Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery at the University of the West Indies (1982).
Moodie has been practicing as a neonatologist at the Hospital for Sick Children for over 24 years, and is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Toronto's Department of Pediatrics. Moodie is also a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the American Academy of Paediatrics.
Moodie has previously served as the former corporate chief of paediatrics and medical director of the Rouge Valley Health System's regional maternal child program, a board director at St. Joseph’s Hospital Centre Toronto, a board director of the Scotia Bank Jamaica Foundation, an international surveyor at Accreditation Canada and a healthcare consultant for SickKids International. During her three-year term as the president and board chair of YWCA Toronto, the YWCA Elm Centre (Canada's largest affordable housing project) was opened. She has also served a torchbearer in the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
On 12 December 2018, following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's nomination, Julie Payette (the Governor General of Canada) appointed Moodie as an independent senator to fill vacancies in the Senate.
Moodie's son, Jonathan P Wong, completed an undergraduate degree in molecular biology at the University of Connecticut (2010), medical school at Ireland's University of Limerick (2015), and a paediatric medicine residency at the Hospital for Sick Children. In 2016, both Moodie and her son received different awards from the African Canadian Achievement Awards of Excellence - the first to happen in the organization's 31-year history.
- American Academy of Paediatrics' Continuing Medical Education Award
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's Prix d’excellence – Specialist of the Year
- RBC’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award (2012) 
- NGO delegate for the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women (2012)
- Harry Jerome Award in Health Sciences (2014) 
- City of Toronto’s Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status Of Women (2014) 
- University of Toronto Alumni Association's Carl Mitchell Award for Community Engagement (2015) 
- African Canadian Achievement Awards Excellence in Science Award Recipient (2016) 
- The Government of Jamaica's Order of Distinction – Commander Rank (2017) 
- 100 Accomplished Black Canadian (ABC) Women Honouree (2018) 
- Wong JP, Venu I, Moodie RG, Cuddalore Arivudainambi V, Stewart H, Nicolae A, Zweig KN, van den Heuvel M, Ford-Jones EL, Wong PD. Breastfeeding: Brushing up on oral health. (Accepted for publication 24 July 2017). Journal of Family Practice 2017.
- Venu I, van den Heuvel M, Wong JP, Berkhoff CM, Feller A, Moodie RG, Ford-Jones EL, Wong PD. The Breastfeeding Paradox: Relevance for Household Food Insecurity. Paediatrics and Child Health 2017. 22:4, 180-3.
- Au VA, Wong JP, Venu I, Moodie RG, Etoom Y, Kieswetter L, Gerstle JT, Wong PD. Failing to thrive, abdominal pain, and vomiting: A hairy situation. (Accepted for publication 20 June 2017) Paediatrics and Child Health 2017.
- Wong JP, Cuddalore Arivudainambi V, Venu I, Etoomb Y, Moodie RG, Wong PD. A 6-Week-Old Girl with Weak Cry and Cardiac Murmur. Paediatric and Child Health 2017. 22:4, 177-8.
- Wong PD, Dave MG, Tulloch T, Feldman ML, Ford-Jones EL, Parkin PC, Moodie RG. Community Health Centres – Potential opportunities of community paediatrics: From multidisciplinary clinical care to Board Governance. Paediatrics and Child Health 2015, 20(1): 12-14.
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