BC Women's Vice President, Medical Affairs Dr. Dorothy Shaw Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient

Dr. Dorothy Shaw, BC Women's Vice President, Medical Affairs received her Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from Minister of International Cooperation, The Honourable Juliano Fantino, at a ceremony in Ottawa in October 2012.

She was originally nominated for the medal by previous Minister of International Cooperation, The Honourable Bev Oda. Dorothy is well-recognized for her role in global and international women's health, including serving as President of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics and continuing to be active in her Past-President role.


The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a new commemorative medal created to mark the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada, which began in 2012. The medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. The Chancellery of Honours, as part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, administers the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal program. During the year of celebrations, 60,000 deserving Canadians will be recognized.

Congratulations to Dr. Dorothy Shaw for receiving this much-deserved honour.

 

[Article Credit: Marisa Nichini
Communications Manager
BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre
Provincial Health Services Authority]