2010 – Manitoba
Dr Anne Durcan was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and comes from a family of health care professionals. Partway through her medical studies at the University of Manitoba Anne took a year to travel to Malawi, Africa to help provide hospital care. This turned out to be a life-altering experience which inspired Anne to focus on rural, northern and inner city medicine. For the past 13 years, Anne has been practicing family medicine at Mount Carmel Clinic providing care to a largely aboriginal population.
Since 1999 Anne has been instrumental in coordinating the Inuit Health Program of the J.A. Hildes Northern Medical Unit. She has also collaborated with Manitoba’s Office of Rural and Northern Health in developing ‘Rural Week’, a learning experience for first year medical students at the University of Manitoba to get first-hand exposure to rural and northern medicine. A member of the Alan Klass Health Equity Committee, Anne mentors students at the WISH Clinic – an inner city student-run clinic.
In 1994 Anne was awarded Certification in Family Medicine and Fellowship in 2005. From 2003 to 2006 Anne was a member of the Aboriginal Midwifery Education Program Steering Committee and continues to sit on the Nunavut Medical Licensing Committee. She was also awarded the Gary Beazley Family Medicine Teaching Award in 2009.
In all of her work Anne is supported by her husband, Alec Macauley, also a family physician, and their three children, Maura, Helen, and Patrick. An outdoor enthusiast, Anne enjoys spending time with her children, reading, and playing the guitar and piano.