10/03/2012 12:46 EDT | Updated 12/03/2012 05:12 EST

Saskatchewan names nuclear centre in tribute to former Lt.-Gov. Sylvia Fedoruk

REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is honouring a former lieutenant-governor.

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall announced today that a nuclear research centre located at the University of Saskatchewan will now be called Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation.

Fedoruk, who was the first female lieutenant-governor in Saskatchewan, died last week at the age of 85.

Fedoruk was the chief medical physicist for the Saskatchewan Cancer Foundation.

She was one of four scientists to develop one of the first nuclear scanning machines and the cobalt 60 therapy unit in 1951.

Wall said it's only fitting that Fedoruk is honoured because of her legacy.

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