Dr. Linda Inkpen has been Registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador since September 2014. She has been a practising physician since 1974. She has served as member and chair of numerous commissions, committees, and inquiries at both the provincial and federal levels in science, technology, medicine, education, and business.
Dr. Inkpen graduated from Memorial University in 1969, 1970, 1972, and 1974 with degrees in Science, Education, Medical Science, and Medicine. She has practised medicine since graduating but has also pursued other interests and endeavours. She was chair of the board for Fortis Properties, is a past chair of Newfoundland Power, and was a director of the parent company, Fortis Inc. until 2010. Dr. Inkpen was President of Cabot College (now College of the North Atlantic) from 1987 to 1993, has been a lay member of the Newfoundland Law Society, and worked in many volunteer capacities.
Dr. Inkpen was a member of The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy and a member of the Prime Minister’s Roundtable on Science and Technology. She is a past chair of the Medical Advisory Committee for the St. John’s Eastern Health Board in Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Inkpen has been a member of the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador since August 2012. She has been the recipient of many awards and honours, most notably Memorial University’s Alumna of the Year Award, the Order of Canada, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Honorary Degrees from Memorial University and Mount Saint Vincent University.