150+ Canadians Day 123: Dr. Samantha Nutt

Dr. Samantha Nutt contributes to peace through her work with War Child Canada which she established to help children in war zones around the world. #Canada150

Dr. Samantha Nutt is a family physician with almost two decades’ experience working in war zones, including Iraq, Afghanistan, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Darfur, South Sudan, Burundi, northern Uganda, Ethiopia, and the Thai-Burmese border. She wrote about her experiences as a war-zone physician in her 2011 book Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid.

Dr. Nutt is 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. She is also on the board of the David Suzuki Foundation.

She has published articles on human rights, foreign policy, and war-related issues.

“Justice not charity, solidarity not pity, opportunity not handouts.”

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