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Dolly Dastoor was born in Bombay, Dolly Dastoor received her B.A. and M.A. from Bombay University. She went to Nigeria in 1964 and worked as a WHO Research Fellow at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria. In 1973 she immigrated to Canada with the family and joined the Douglas Hospital as a Clinical Psychologist. At present, she is the Clinical-administrative manager of the Program in Dementia and specializes in the assessment of dementia. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and in the Centre of Aging, McGill University and Clinical Supervisor in the Department of Psychology, Universities of Concordia, of McGill, and Montreal. She has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Concordia University, Montreal She is active in teaching, research, and in clinical work. She was the Divisional Chair, Canadian Association on Gerontology, and at present is Secretary/Treasurer, Aging Division Canadian Psychological Association. She has extensively published and lectured on the subject of Alzheimer Disease and was the 1990 recipient of the Roberts Award of Douglas Hospital for outstanding achievement.
Dolly Dastoor has been the founder President of the Alzheimer Society of Montreal- 1986-91 and is the Honorary Life member of the Board. Dolly was the President of Zonta International, Montreal Club, 1982-85, and Governor of District 2, 2002-2004, an International service organization of executives in business and profession. She served as the International Chair of the Status Women Committee 1989-1992. and attended the UN Commission on the Status of Women, in Vienna.
Since coming to Canada, Dolly has been deeply involved with the Zoroastrian Community. From 1978-85, she was the President of the Zoroastrian Association of Quebec, during which time she chaired the Fourth North American Zoroastrian Congress in Montreal and published the first directory of Zoroastrians living in Canada. She was also the associate editor of “Gavashni”. Dolly served as the first Secretary of FEZANA from 1988-1993 and President 1994-98
Dolly was the co-chair of the 7th World Zoroastrian Congress, 2000 in Houston.