Dr. Kanwaljit Soin
|Credentials||MBBS (Singapore) 1966 M Med (Gen Surg) (Singapore) 1970 FRACS (Gen Surg) 1970 FAMS (Orth Surg) 1975|
|Language||English, Bahasa Indonesia, Punjabi|
Dr Soin graduated with MBBS Hons (1966) and was top of her class. She obtained her Master of Medicine (Surgery) (1970) from the University of Singapore and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1970 and a member of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 1975. Dr Soin was also the recipient of a Colombo Plan Scholarship to train in hand surgery in Australia in 1972. She was President of Singapore Orthopaedic Association in 2014 and President of the Singapore Hand Society in 1989-1990. She was previously a Visiting Consultant (Hand Surgery Department) of the Singapore General Hospital.
Dr Soin was a Nominated Member of Parliament of Singapore from 1992 to 1996. In 1992, she was awarded “Woman of the Year” in Singapore. In 2000 she was presented “Women Who Make a Difference Award” by the International Women’s Forum, Washington D.C. Dr Soin has held numerous positions in welfare, advocacy and professional organisations. In 2008 she received the “Singapore Medical Association Merit Award” in recognition of her significant contribution and valuable services to the community and the “Good Samaritan Award” from the Rotary Club of Singapore in recognition of her spirit of true volunteerism beyond and above the call of her duty.
She was a Global Ambassador of HelpAge International until 2015 which works with and for disadvantaged older people all over the world, and is the founder President of WINGS – “Women’s Initiative for Ageing Successfully” in Singapore. Dr Soin was also a Board Member of Washington University International Advisory Board Council for Asia until 2015. She was President of UNIFEM Singapore from 1997-2002. She is a Member of the Advocacy and Research Panel of National Council of Social Services (2016-2018).