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Dr. Samantha Nutt

Super Power: Compassion

Toronto, Canada

Dr. Samantha Nutt

October 1969 to Present

Photo Credit: Damien D., via Wikimedia Commons.

About ...

Dr. Samantha Nutt is a physician and founder and Executive Director of War Child Canada. She is an award-winning humanitarian, public speaker, acclaimed author, and authority on the impact of war on civilians.

Throughout her career, Dr. Nutt has focused on providing assistance to war-affected women and children. She has worked with the United Nations and non-governmental organizations in numerous war-torn areas, including Iraq, Afghanistan, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Darfur, South Sudan, Burundi, northern Uganda, Ethiopia, and the Thai-Burmese border.

Special Facts ...

  • Made a Member of the Order of Canada, the country’s second highest honor of merit, in 2011
  • Named one of “Canada’s Five Leading Activists” by Time Magazine
  • Named one of “Canada’s Top 40 under 40” by Globe and Mail

Famous Quote:

"Justice not charity, solidarity not pity, opportunity not handouts."

-Dr. Samantha Nutt