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Important Announcement for the Dr. James A. Low Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Published Tue Dec 1st 2015

Colleagues, family and friends are working to create the Dr. James A. Low Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Lead gifts from the Low Family, the Britton Smith Foundation and the Department have launched the campaign. The goal is that this fellowship will bring a top graduate from a Canadian Obstetrics and Gynaecology program to Queen’s University annually to further their training and carry out research in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, while also honouring Dr. Low’s internationally recognized work and lifelong commitment to and enthusiasm for research.  During the 20 years as Head, he was instrumental in shaping the Queen’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology into one of the most respected academic clinical departments and one of the most sought after postgraduate residency programs in the country.


The contributions of Dr. James A. Low to the medical world and Queen’s University will not be soon forgotten. While Dr. Low was the Head the department became recognized for academic excellence at the national and international levels in the areas of maternal-fetal medicine, urogynaecology and gynaecologic oncology. It was through the philosophy and ideals of Dr. Low that the department continues to flourish and remains to this day one of the country’s more successful academic departments. In addition to the legacy he left at the department, Dr. Low received many awards during his lengthy career including being named a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (United Kingdom), Queen’s University Distinguished Service Award, Kingston First Capital Honourable Achievement Award, Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal and just prior to his death, Dr. Low was invested into the Order of Canada. 

With all of his achievements, Dr. Low always identified that his successes have been a part of his role with the Department at Queen’s and has always promoted recognition of the university. Ultimately this fellowship will honour Dr. Low’s influential and productive careers as an academic obstetrician and gynaecologist in Canada.

For more information please contact:
Lori vanderHorden
Development Coordinator
Ph: 613-533-6000, ext. 77323
Toll Free: 800-267-7837, ext. 77323