Elaine Carty appointed member of the Order of Canada

Elaine Carty

Elaine Carty, founding Director of UBC’s Midwifery Program and Professor Emerita has recently been appointed to the Order of Canada. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada announced 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada as Canada turns 150. The Order of Canada is a Canadian national order, admission into which is the second highest honour for merit in the system of orders, decorations, and medals of Canada. The Order of Canada recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society, representing the arts, sciences, sports, philanthropic and business communities.
Dr. Elaine Carty is a nurse, midwife and one of Canada’s leading pioneers on several women’s health issues. She helped introduce midwifery into the Canadian health care system and was the founding director of UBC’s Midwifery Program. Dr. Carty has received an array of awards including the Distinguished Alumnae Award  Read more here