In memory of Prof Tania Douglas

25 Mar 2021 - 13:30
Portrait of Prof Tania Douglas on stage durign her TED talk


Prof Tania Douglas passed away on 20 March 2021 following a courageous battle with cancer.

Tania was Professor in Biomedical Engineering, South African Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering and Innovation, and Director of the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre, she was an outstanding academic and recognised internationally as a leader in her field.

We, her colleagues and friends in the Faculty and Department, will remember Tania for being an amazing woman – brave, humble and brilliant. She lived her life, and carried her illness, with extraordinary grace and dignity. We will remember her for her astute intellect and her quiet humanity to build others in the process. She was talented and gracious and we will remember her positive attitude and ever present beautiful smile. We don’t think that Tania rated herself as highly as we did, and she was all the more beautiful for it.

While we bow our heads in grief, another bright star graces the skies.

Condolences to Tania’s family, friends and colleagues.