In June, four McGill researchers were added to the ranks of the Ordre national du Québec, in recognition of outstanding contributions to Quebec society.
Appointed Officers of the Order were:
Ratna Ghosh, James McGill and William C. Macdonald Professor in the Faculty of Education. The preeminent Canadian specialist in international and multicultural education, she was the first female dean of her faculty.
Mark Wainberg, Director of the Lady Davis Research Institute at the Jewish General Hospital and of the McGill AIDS Centre. A renowned AIDS researcher and advocate for those with HIV and AIDS, he is a former head of the International AIDS society.
Appointed Knights of the Order were:
George Karpati, Isaac Walton Killam Professor of Neurology in the Faculty of Medicine and Director of the Neuromuscular Research Unit at the Montreal Neurological Institute. He is one of North America’s top neurologists, particularly noted for his research on muscular dystrophy.
Emil Skamene, Director of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. He has advanced scientific understanding of infection and immunity, including the identification of genes that affect susceptibility to diseases like tuberculosis, leprosy and malaria.