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Associated Alumni

Elaine Carty (BN'66)

Alumni Award of Distinction

Elaine Carty (BN'66)

Elaine Carty is a clinician, teacher, researcher, administrator and mentor. She is a catalyst in the transformation of health care for women in Canada. Carty graduated from UNB's Bachelor of Nursing program in 1966 and went on to become a certified nurse midwife. Her research around early discharge from the hospital after childbirth influenced hospital policy across Canada. Throughout her distinguished career as a professor at the University of British Columbia, Carty also lobbied for the recognition of midwifery, which became regulated in 1998. She became the founding director of UBC’s Midwifery Program and funds the Elaine Carty Visiting Scholars Initiative at UBC. Carty has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work. In 2017, she was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada.