Elaine Carty and Jiri Frohlich appointed to the Order of British Columbia

Elaine Carty, founding Director of UBC’s Midwifery Program and Professor Emerita and Jiri Frohlich, Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine were among the sixteen civic leaders appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest form of recognition.

(l-r) Premier John Horgan, Elaine Carty and Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon.

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 from the Yale University School of Nursing, the Award of Excellence in Nursing from the Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia, the Award for the Promotion of Research Based Practice from the Canadian Nursing Research Group, UBC’s Killam Teaching Prize, and the BC Health Association’s Legacy Award. She is an honorary life member of the Midwives Association of British Columbia and holds the first honorary registration with the College of Midwives of British Columbia.


(l-r) Premier John Horgan, Jiri Frohlich and Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon.

Dr. Jiri Frohlich is recognized as the founder of modern preventative heart disease practices and his research and clinical work shaped contemporary medical thinking around the link between cholesterol and heart disease and led to the creation of national guidelines for identification and treatment for inherited heart disease.

Dr. Frohlich is a prolific author (co-author) of over 250 publications in journals such as Circulation, Laboratory Investigation, Nature, Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, American Journal of Cardiology and Canadian Journal of Cardiology, among others dealing mostly with HDL metabolism, LCAT, clinical trials and guidelines.

The Order of British Columbia investiture ceremony was held for recipients and invited guests at Government House in Victoria on December 14, 2017.