Four SSHRC-funded researchers appointed to Order of Canada

On June 27, 2019, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, announced the latest appointments to the Order of Canada.

Four SSHRC-funded researchers were among the 83 new appointments. We would like to congratulate and recognize the following researchers named as Officers (O.C.) and Members (C.M.) of the Order of Canada:

  • Sara Diamond—C.M., President and Vice-Chancellor of OCAD University, Toronto, for her visionary leadership as an academic administrator, educator and researcher in the field of art and design, particularly in digital media;
  • Marie Battiste—Hon. O.C., Mik'maw scholar, professor at the University of Saskatchewan and member of SSHRC’s Indigenous Advisory Circle, for her scholarship and activism on indigenous education and commitment to traditional languages and knowledge;
  • Arthur J. Ray—O.C., professor emeritus at The University of British Columbia, for his exploration of Canada's First Nations from first contact to current land claims and service as expert witness in Indigenous land claims;
  • Peter Suedfeld—O.C., professor emeritus at The University of British Columbia, for his groundbreaking research on the psychological and physical resiliency of human beings, critical to our understanding of the impacts of polar isolation, space exploration, and other extreme experiences.

Established in 1967 by Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest civilian honours. It recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society for their outstanding achievements, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country.

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