Sylvia Olga Fedoruk

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Sylvia Olga Fedoruk was born in Canora, Saskatchewan back in 1927 to Theodore and Annie. Her father was a school teacher, she attended the one room schoolhouse in Wroxton. She attended the University of Saskatchewan receiving a Bachelor of Arts in physics and her M.A. in 1951.

She was the chief medical physicist at the Saskatoon Cancer Clinic. She also was a professor of oncology and associate member in physics at the University of Saskatchewan. She was a past president of the Canadian Ladies Curling Association. In 1986, she was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame. In 2009, she was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

What you may not know about Sylvia is that she was the first woman member of the Atomic Energy Control Board of Canada. She was also involved in the world’s first cobalt-60 unit and one of the first nuclear medicine scanning machines.

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Comments (21)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Sylvia's quest for knowledge was radioactive. Could not pass it up! Enjoy your day.

Dec 08, 2019 03:52 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - that's an amazing list of "firsts" for Sylvia.  Quite diverse.  

Dec 08, 2019 04:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... Sylvia and her accomplishments are most impressive. I love knowing about women like her.

Dec 08, 2019 05:20 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

So many firsts by some highly educated women. Her contribution has helped so many.

Dec 08, 2019 05:40 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This an impressive list of accomplishments for Sylvia.  I have watched "curling" in the Olympics and just do not get it!  Loved that she was the first on the Atomic Energy.  A

Dec 08, 2019 06:02 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

All over my head James Dray 

Dec 08, 2019 06:05 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

How wonderful!  The Canadians have done some very significant research in atomic energy

Dec 08, 2019 06:39 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning James Dray ,

Wow..this female lead the way for so many firsts..amazing contributions to the world! Thanks for the history lesson today.

Dec 08, 2019 07:11 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Sunday James, Interesting person again and a first in her field.  You come up with some good ones.


Dec 08, 2019 08:46 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi James
I can't even relate to a brain like Silvia's but I sure do admire it, and all the things she accomplished academically and in the sport of curling. 

Dec 08, 2019 11:20 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James Dray - she certainly was a brilliant person.  Those are impressive accomplishments.

Dec 08, 2019 11:54 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

All from a one-room schoolhouse and courses that taught something to students.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 08, 2019 12:12 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- thank you for highlighting another female who led the way for us. 

Dec 08, 2019 01:05 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Sylvia led an extraordinary life that others should aspire to emulate. A true role model.

Dec 08, 2019 03:16 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray, If you have the education and smarts, it is a real testament to put it to great use.  Sylvia shows she has what it takes. 

Dec 08, 2019 03:40 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

That's an impressive, and diverse list of firsts - nuclear medicine, curling, physics and oncology!


Dec 08, 2019 05:25 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing another great person in history.  Silvia had many impressive accomplishments.

Dec 08, 2019 09:53 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Sylvia Olga Fedoruk was a physicist by profession and a participant in the sport of curling in her off-time. What an interesting individual.

Dec 10, 2019 10:48 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Wow, cool to know. My grandmother's brain cancer was healed using one of the cobalt-60 lasers.

Dec 11, 2019 10:44 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

what an exceptional woman and what a fantastic contribution she made to the world. 

Jan 06, 2020 07:45 PM