BC Women's President Dr. Jan Christilaw receives Diamond Jubilee Medal

Dr. Jan Christilaw, BC Women's President, received her Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from BC Minister of Health, Margaret MacDiarmid, at a special ceremony in Vancouver on February 22.

Dr. Christilaw received her medal in recognition of her work at BC Women's, her role as a leader in women's health in BC, her service on a number of community-based boards, and her global work to improve access to health care for women in the developing world with a special interest in international maternal mortality.

At the ceremony, Minister MacDiarmid noted, "The individuals who are honoured by this medal are truly making a difference. They remind us of the power each of us have to create change and what can be accomplished when we work together for a greater good. The determination of these BC citizens is inspiring."

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. Christilaw 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]