Margaret Mary Steele MD, FRCPC, MEd, DFCPA, CCPE, FCAHS

Emeritus Professor

Med School & Residency The University of Western Ontario
Masters Degree Masters of Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Clinical Area of Expertise Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:ADHDMood DisordersAnxiety DisordersAdministrative Psychiatry
Contact Information
519-433-3101 extension 133
Administrative Partner Amy Gleig
519-433-3101 extension 133


Dr. Margaret Steele was the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Memorial) between 2016 and 2023. For a several month period in 2022 she also served as the Interim Vice President Academic and Provost at Memorial. She continues as a full professor in the discipline of psychiatry at Memorial. In 2019, she was named Professor Emerita at The University of Western Ontario (Western) where she had been a full professor between 2008 and 2016.

Dr. Steele has been a distinguished leader in child and adolescent psychiatry in Canada having served as the Chair\Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Western/London Health Sciences Center for ten years, President of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and President of the Association of Professors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of Canada. She also led the subspecialty application to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for child and adolescent psychiatry to be a recognized subspecialty. In 2018, because of her contributions to research and science, Dr. Steele was elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Dr. Steele is also a Certified Physician Executive. She has served on numerous boards most recently the Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services board and was the Chair of the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada.

Dr. Steele has presented over 200 local, regional, provincial, national and international presentations on a variety of child and adolescent psychiatry topics including ADHD, mood disorders and anxiety disorder. She has been the principal investigator on a medical education research program training primary care practitioners about children's mental health in rural and underserviced areas. Currently she is on a national advisory committee for a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant looking at children's mental health in pediatric emergency rooms and an International Platform Advisory Committee for a CIHR grant for the Canadian Behavioural Interventions and Trials Network (CBITN). She is also a co-investigator on a research project looking at the professional identity of graduate students in medical schools.