Two faculty members named to Order of Canada

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Jean Chamberlain Froese and Deborah Cook were appointed to the Order of Canada Monday by Governor General David Johnston.


Two McMaster faculty members will receive one of Canada’s highest honours.

Jean Chamberlain Froese and Deborah Cook were appointed to the Order of Canada Monday by Governor General David Johnston.

Chamberlain Froese, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was recognized for her efforts to advance maternal health, particularly through the creation of an academic program based in Uganda that promotes safe motherhood. She was made a Member of the Order.

Deborah Cook, a professor in the Department of Medicine as well as Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was made an Officer of the Order.

Cook was recognized for her contributions to the improvement of global intensive care unit procedures and for her leadership in the creation of a national network for critical care research.

Susan French, former Associate Dean of Health Sciences, Nursing (1980-1990) was also made an Officer.

French spearheaded McMaster’s international program known as Development of Women Health Professionals, worked for the World Bank and was later asked to help improve McGill University’s school of nursing.

The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Over the last 45 years, more than 6,000 people from diverse areas of society have been invested into the Order.

Recipients will be invited to receive the honour at a ceremony later this year.