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Dr. Jan Hux

TORONTO, Ont. (November 21, 2019) – Dr. Jan Hux, president and CEO of Diabetes Canada has been named a recipient of the prestigious Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award by the Women’s Executive Network. She receives her award in the “Professionals” category, which recognizes women who are professionals in practice and are leaders within their organizations.

“Dr. Hux is a credit to our organization and to the diabetes community,” said Catherine Potechin, chair of the Diabetes Canada Board of Directors. “She is an accomplished physician, researcher, leader and an inspiring mentor who motivates those around her. We congratulate Dr. Hux on this well-deserved distinction.”

The winners of the Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) annual Most Powerful Women: Top 100 awards are chosen from among a select group of outstanding women across Canada who have accomplished much in their field and serve as champions and inspiration for the next generation of leaders.

“Dr. Hux is a remarkable leader and has been instrumental in leading Diabetes Canada through a number of important changes over the past few years. In a career that has spanned nearly 40 years, Dr. Hux has defined what it means to be a role model for women in healthcare, research and academia today,” adds Dr. Peter Senior, Professor of Medicine at University of Alberta and member of Board of Directors at Diabetes Canada.

As President and CEO of Diabetes Canada, Dr. Hux has made significant contributions to the diabetes field and to the community, including developing a bold new strategic direction to radically change the course of the diabetes epidemic in Canada. Dr. Hux’s support of Diabetes Canada’s advocacy work has helped implement diabetes strategies across Canada. One current priority is advocating for Diabetes 360°—a nationwide diabetes strategy that will enhance the prevention, screening and management of diabetes to achieve better health for all Canadians.

“I am extremely honoured to be a recipient of this recognition and to be included amongst this extraordinary group of professional women comprising the Top 100 this year,” says Dr. Jan Hux, president and CEO of Diabetes Canada. “I want to acknowledge and thank all of those I work with, including colleagues, volunteers and partners, who I share this award with. I have always benefitted from their exceptional professional support, in addition to the personal support I have received from my wonderful family, which has in turn encouraged me to support and empower those around me to become their best selves.”

Dr. Hux will be honoured at the Awards Dinner on November 21, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto. For more information and for a full list of winners, please visit the WXN website.

About Diabetes Canada

Diabetes Canada is the registered national charitable organization that is making the invisible epidemic of diabetes visible and urgent. Diabetes Canada partners with Canadians to End Diabetes through:

  • Resources for health care professionals on best practices to care for people with diabetes;
  • Advocacy to governments, schools and workplaces; and
  • Funding world-leading Canadian research to improve treatments and find a cure.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).

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