In memoriam: Dr. Glenda MacQueen

Dr. Glenda MacQueen was a valued member of the IMHR Scientific Advisory Board and The Royal-Mach Gaensslen prize selection committee. She passed away March 27, 2020 due to complications related to breast cancer. She was 55.

Dr. MacQueen earned her PhD in Psychology and her medical degree from McMaster University, where she also completed her residency in psychiatry. In 2008 she moved from McMaster to the University of Calgary. She was Vice Dean in the Cumming School of Medicine and a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education.  

Her research interests focused on mood disorders. Dr. MacQueen was an associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. She also sat on the Board of Directors of the Palix Foundation and the Calgary Drop In and Rehab Centre. 

She was the 2011 recipient of the Douglas Utting award for studies in depression and is the 2014 recipient of the Heinz Lehmann award from the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology. In 2017 she received the JM Cleghorn Award for Leadership and Excellence in Clinical Research from the Canadian Psychiatric Association. In 2018, she became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Read more about Dr. Glenda MacQueen at Education News Canada

Glena MacQueen smiling and standing with arms crossed