Dr. Eaves holds a BA in Biology & Chemistry and a MSc in Genetics from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, and a PhD in Immunology from the University of Manchester, UK. Following post-doctoral training in experimental hematology at the Ontario Cancer Institute under Dr. James Till, she joined the faculty of the BC Cancer Agency and UBC. In 1981, she and her husband co-founded the Terry Fox Laboratory at the BC Cancer Agency and together built an internationally recognized research program in normal and cancer stem cell biology, leukemia, and breast stem cell biology. She has published more than 450 papers and has a long track record both as a scientific leader and as a conscientious mentor of trainees at all levels. She has also been a contributor to science policy and development in Canada and abroad and has received numerous national and international awards for her many accomplishments.