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Fonds F0133 - Dr. Elizabeth Flagler fonds.

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Dr. Elizabeth Flagler fonds.


  • 1966-1999 (Creation)

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39 cm of textual records

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Dr. Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Flagler was born in Brandon, Manitoba on February 1, 1947. She earned her BSc and medical degree at the University of Alberta and completed her residency training in Calgary and Toronto. She had an active community based practice in Calgary since 1976 working at the Foothills and Grace Hospitals. Dr. Flagler had a particular interest in colposcopy since setting up a clinic at the Cancer Clinic in 1977.

In 1979, Dr. Flagler began as an Assistant Professor for the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Calgary. This changed to a Clinical Assistant in 1983 and then in 1985 she was a Clinical Associate with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1990, she took a sabbatical leave to study ethics at the University of British Columbia which resulted in a joint appointment in the Faculty of Medicine in Medical Bioethics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. During the 1999-2000 academic year, Dr. Flagler was Acting Director for the Office of Medical Bioethics.

Active with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) Independant Committee on Doctor/Patient Sexual Involvement and a myriad other provincial and national committees pertaining to ethics, Dr. Flagler was a founding Board member of the Sheldon M. Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership. She was awarded the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 1997 and a life membership in the CPSA in 2000 which she had served as President of in 1997. Dr. Flagler passed away on May 12, 2002.

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Fonds consists of course notes and materials created during Dr. Flagler's studies at the Unviersity of Alberta and the University of British Columbia, a 25th reunion booklet, an annual report, correspondence, news clippings, notecards, and publications from Dr. Flagler's professional career.

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Other records relating to medical bioethics can be found in the Dr. Bruce Hatfield fonds and the Dr. Bob Hatfield fonds.

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