Well known both nationally and internationally, Dr Enright has been widely recognized for her significant humanitarian efforts and contributions to the profession. Dr Enright served as the first female CAS President in 1994-95, receiving the Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. In 2000, she was appointed Chair of the Education Committee of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) and in 2008 was elected as President for a four-year term.
In 2011, Dr Enright became heavily involved with the global pulse oximetry project of the World Health Organization in developing educational and training materials and facilitating the formation of Lifebox to purchase and distribute oximeters.
Dr. Enright has also been very active in the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society International Education Foundation, including working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the National University of Rwanda to develop a training program in anesthesia for physicians.