On June 17, 2009, three members of the McGill research community were appointed to the Order of Quebec, the highest distinction awarded by the Quebec government. Brenda Milner (above, with Premier Jean Charest), a legendary professor of neuroscience and neurosurgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute, was made a Grand Officer of the Order. (See interview on page 28.) McGill’s principal, Heather Munroe-Blum, and Dr. Mostafa M. Elhilali were named Officers of the Order. Munroe-Blum is an epidemiologist and the current president of the Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec; she regularly advises governments on the role university research plays in nurturing economic development and international competitiveness. A renowned urologist, Elhilali chairs McGill’s Department of Surgery and is the president of the Société Internationale d’Urologie.