Abbreviations and Post-Nominals

A AOE Alberta Order of Excellence
ASA Alberta Society of Artists
B BA Bachelor of Arts (from the Latin Baccalaureus Artium)
BAPE Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education
B.C. British Columbia
BCL Bachelor of Civil Laws
B.Comm Bachelor of Commerce
B.Ed. Bachelor of Education
BPE Bachelor of Physical Education
BSA Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
B.Sc. Bachelor of Science (from the Latin Baccalaureus Scientiae)
B.Sc.N Bachelor of Science in Nursing
BID Bachelor of Interior Design
C CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBE Commander of the Order of the British Empire
CC Companion of the Order of Canada
CCFP Certificant of the College of Family Physicians
CD Canadian Forces Decoration
CEO Chief Executive Officer (of a company or business)
CFA Chartered Financial Analyst
CFB Canadian Forces Base
Ch.B Bachelor of Surgery (from the Latin Chirurgiae Baccalaureus)
CIC Cadet Instructor Cadre
CIDA Canadian International Development Agency
CM Member of the Order of Canada
CSTJ Commander of the Order of St. John
CUC Canadian University College
D DABP Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics
DBA Doctor of Business Administration
DD Doctor of Divinity
DFA Doctor of Fine Arts
DFC Distinguished Flying Cross
DLitt Doctor of Literature
D.Litt et Phil Doctor of Literature and Philosophy
DMA Doctor of Musical Arts
D. Phil. Doctor of Philosophy
D.Sc. Doctor of Science (from the Latin Doctor Scientiae)
E Ed.D Doctor of Education
F FAAFP Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
FACP Fellow of the American College of Physicians
FCA Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
FCAE Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering
FCFP Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada
FCIM Fellow of the Canadian Institure of Mining and Metallurgy
FRAIC Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
FRCP Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
FRCPSC Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
FRCS Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
FRCSC Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
FRS Fellow of the Royal Society
FRSC Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
H HBA Honours Business Administration
H.Ec. Home Economist
HMCS Her Majesty's Canadian Ship
I ICD.D Institute of Corporate Directors Designation
IPC Indigenous Peoples' Council
IOC International Olympic Committee
K KSS Knight of St. Silvester
L LLB Bachelor of Laws (from the Latin Legum Baccalaureus)
LLD Doctor of Laws (from the Latin Legum Doctor)
LLM Masters of Laws
LRCP Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians
LVO Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order
M MA Master of Arts (from the Latin Magister Artium)
MB Bachelor of Medicine
MBA Master of Business Administration
MBE Member of the British Empire
MD Doctor of Medicine (from the Latin Medicinae Doctor)
M. Eng Master of Engineering
MNA Master of Nursing Administration
MP Member of Parliament
MRCS Member of the Royal College of Surgeons
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
M.Sc. Master of Science
MSC Meritorious Service Cross
MSM Meritorious Service Medal
N NAE National Academy of Engineering (U.S.)
NAIT Norther Alberta Institute of Technology
NHL National Hockey League
NRC National Research Council
N.W.T. Northwest Territories
O OC Officer of the Order of Canada
OMD Doctor of Oriental Medicine
OMM Order of Military Merit
P PC Privy Councillor
P.Eng. Professional Engineer
P.Geol. Professional Geologist
P.Geoph. Professional Geophysicist
Ph.D Doctor of Philosophy (from the Latin Philosophiae Doctor)
Q QC Queen’s Counsel
R RCA Royal Canadian Academy
RCAC Royal Canadian Armoured Corps
RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force
RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police
RN Registered Nurse
S SAIT Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
ScD Doctor of Science
U UBC University of British Columbia
UNB University of New Brunswick
U of A University of Alberta
U of C University of Calgary
U of L University of Lethbridge
UMN United Mission to Nepal
Y YMCA Young Men’s Christian Association
YWCA Young Women’s Christian Association
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