UWO Grad Elected to Run WHO

November 10, 2006

A medical graduate of the University of Western Ontario, and alumna of Brescia University College, Dr. Margaret Chan was elected director-general of the World Health Organization yesterday. Chan has been in charge of handling the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong, and famously ordered the destruction of 1.5 million domestic poultry during the avian flu outbreak in 1997. Even more remarkably, the Toronto Star ran the UWO media release as its headline. UWO media release | Toronto Star