- 1955 - 1984
Gloria Gutman and Carol Gutman were born to Rachelle and David Chertkow and were two of four sisters; Patsy and Judy being the remaining two. Their mother Rachelle was a concert pianist with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra until she married David Chertkow and moved to Drumheller, Alberta, where David was a lawyer. During her childhood, Gloria lived in Seattle, Drumheller, Calgary, and lastly, she and her family moved to Vancouver in 1945.
Gloria Gutman (née Chertkow)
Gloria Gutman was very involved with the B’nai B’rith youth organization where she served as Intergroup Chairman, Sentinel, Treasurer, Vice-President and lastly, District President. Gloria graduated from Prince of Wales High School and afterwards received a BA in Psychology from UBC, an MA in the Psychology of Aging from the University of Alberta, and a Ph.D. in Developmental and Social Psychology from UBC. As quoted on SFU’s website; “Gloria Gutman, Ph.D., developed the Gerontology Research Centre and Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and was Director of both from 1982–2005. She is currently a Research Associate and Professor Emerita at SFU. Dr. Gutman is the author/editor of 23 books”. In 2012, she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, by the Government of Canada, and in 2016, she was appointed to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour.
Carol Herbert (née Chertkow)
Carol Herbert graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry in 1966 alongside first-year Medicine when she was 19 years old. Carol became a family practitioner which combined her passion for the sciences, arts, and humanities. After dedicating herself to family practice research and teaching at UBC and chairing the department for ten years, Carol moved to London, Ontario. At the University of Western Ontario, she was appointed Dean of Medicine & Dentistry. Here, Carol was able to find a generous donor, renaming the faculty to the “Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry”. The school expanded and under Carol’s supervision, a campus in Windsor, Ontario, was opened. This doubled student enrolment and doubled research funding and introduced an undergraduate medical sciences degree. After retiring from her position as Dean, Carol returned to Vancouver where she became a visiting professor at UBC.