Celebrating Dal’s newest Order of Canada appointees
Several Dal alumni, honorary degree recipients and a Dal professor are among the newest appointees to the Order of Canada. The list, announced by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada on June 30, includes 113 new appointments.
Timothy Borlase (BA (Honours)’74, BEd’82) was appointed a member of the Order of Canada for “his contributions to arts, music and drama initiatives, particularly for youth, in communities across Labrador and New Brunswick.”
The Honourable Sharon Carstairs (BA’62, LLD’13) earned the order as a member for her contributions to public service and expanding palliative care in Canada.
Dr. Terrence Montague (MD’72) was appointed a member of the Order of Canada for his work to advance the management of cardiovascular disease and patient health.
Robert Pace (BA’75, MBA’77, LLB’80) earned the order as a member for “his leadership in the Atlantic Canada business sector, and for his community involvement as a volunteer with a variety of social interest, municipal and local business groups.”
Dr. James Walker (PhD (History)’73) was appointed as a member for “his influential scholarship that has shed light on the contributions of Black Canadians to the development of our nation.”
Howard Wetston (LLB’74, LLD’13) earned the order as a member for his work as a public servant, jurist and regulator. Wetston has held roles on the Federal Court, the Ontario Energy Board and the Ontario Securities Commission.
Dr. James G. Wright (PGM’82) was appointed as a member for “his advances in the field of pediatric orthopedics, notably in identifying the optimal treatment for a number of childhood conditions requiring surgery.”
Honorary degree recipients earn the order
Isabel Bassett (LLD’95) was appointed as a member for “her community engagement and commitment to the advancement of women and public service, notably in educational broadcasting.”
Roberta Jamieson (LLD’90) was promoted to an officer of the Order of Canada for her work to advance the opportunities of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, notably in the area of education for Indigenous youth.
John McCall MacBain (LLD’10) was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada for “his achievements as a business leader and for his contributions to academic institutions as a philanthropist.”
Dal professor appointed
Dalhousie bioethicist Dr. Françoise Baylis earned the order as a member for her work on health care ethics in Canada. Dr. Baylis is the Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy at Dal.
Congratulations to all for this honourable achievement.
Read more in “Appointments to the Order of Canada” on gg.ca.
Photo: The Governor General of Canada website (gg.ca).