Monday, April 16, 2012

Samantha Joan Nutt

Dr. Samantha Joan Nutt born in 1969 is a co-founder and Executive Director of War Child Canada and my Awesome Woman of the Day.

She is a medical doctor with more than thirteen years of experience working in war zones. Since the beginning of her career, Dr. Nutt has focussed on providing assistance to war-affected women and children. While working at War Child Canada, the United Nations and several other non-governmental organizations, Dr. Nutt has travelled to some of the world’s most violent flashpoints including Iraq, Afghanistan, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Burundi, northern Uganda, Ethiopia and the Thai-Burmese border. She is also a motivational speaker and an author of two books, as well as having co-authored a third , "Young Activists" where she cites the passions that were the driving force for her social activism from an early age.

In addition to her position at War Child Canada, Dr. Nutt is also on staff at Women's College Hospital in Toronto and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.