McGill Law professor Roderick Macdonald heads the most recent list of McGillians honoured with Order of Canada appointments. Macdonald was one of 33 Canadians named Officers of the Order on December 30, 2012. In all, 91 Canadians received new appointments, including Companions Louise Charron and L. Jacques Ménard.
McGill graduates Rosemary Sullivan and Ken Dryden joined Macdonald as Officers of the Order. Graduates Jagannath Wani, Heather Maxine Reisman, Warren T. Blume were named Members of the Order, along with Lorraine Desmarais, who studied music at McGill from 1978-79, and former teacher Beverley Diamond.
The Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation. Over the last 45 years, more than 5 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.
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