Dr Jan Christilaw, Order of Canada member

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 59 , No. 1 , January February 2017 , Pages 55-56 News

Congratulations to Dr Jan Christilaw, CM, from Vancouver, who has been appointed a member of the Order of Canada. Dr Christilaw received the appointment for her national leadership in obstetrical care and for her efforts to improve maternal health in developing countries.

The complete list of appointees released in December includes 3 companions (CC), 22 officers (OC), and 75 members (CM), and 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Order.

If you know of any other BC physicians appointed to the Order of Canada in 2017, please e-mail us at journal@doctorsofbc.ca and we will recognize them in a future issue.

. Dr Jan Christilaw, Order of Canada member. BCMJ, Vol. 59, No. 1, January, February, 2017, Page(s) 55-56 - News.



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