The Governor General announces new appointments to the Order of Canada
August 22, 2001
OTTAWA Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, today announced 104 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include six Companions (C.C.), 29 Officers (O.C.) and 69 Members (C.M.). These new appointments to the Order of Canada are in effect as of May 30, 2001.
The Order of Canada recognizes people who have made a difference to our country. From local citizens to national and international personalities, all Canadians are eligible for the Order of Canada, our country's highest honour for lifetime achievement. Three different levels of membership honour people whose accomplishments vary in degree and scope: Companion, Officer and Member.
The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement and service in various fields of human endeavour. Appointments are made on the recommendation of an Advisory Council, chaired by the Chief Justice of Canada. The Governor General is the Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order.
Membership in the Advisory Council reflects the diversity and excellence in Canadian society. In adherence with the Constitution of the Order of Canada, certain Advisory Council members are appointed by virtue of their office; others are appointed to the Council for a fixed term to achieve a balanced representation of the various regions of the country. The current members of the Council are the Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada (Chair); Mr. Mel Cappe, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet; Mr. Alex Himelfarb, Deputy Minister, Department of Canadian Heritage; Mr. Robert Lacroix, C.M., Chairman of the Administration Council, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada; Dr. William Leiss, President, the Royal Society of Canada; The Honourable Jean-Louis Roux, C.C., C.Q., Chair, the Canada Council for the Arts; The Honourable Rosemary Brown, P.C., O.C., O.B.C. (Vancouver); Mr. Georges Henry Erasmus, O.C. (Yellowknife/Ottawa); Mr. James Kenneth Gray, O.C. (Calgary); The Honourable Antonine Maillet, P.C., C.C., O.Q. (Montreal); and Mrs. Muriel Kent Roy, C.M. (Moncton).
New Appointment List (effective May 30, 2001)
Citations of new appointees to the Order of Canada follow.
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Henry G. Friesen, C.C.
His career is marked by excellence as an internationally renowned researcher and administrator. As President of the former Medical Research Council of Canada, he initiated unprecedented and far-reaching changes to the benefit of the research community. Through innovative leadership and tireless effort, he laid the foundation for the establishment of our nation's premier federal health agency, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The recipient of the Gairdner Foundation Wightman Award, he is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Genome Canada and Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Advancement of Medicine at the University of Manitoba.
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Tom Kent, C.C.
He is one of Canada's most illustrious political and social scientists. Currently Visiting Fellow at Queen's University, he has authored strong and independent-minded works, contributing ideas often neglected in the Canadian social policy debate. Innovative and creative, he is held in the highest esteem by both academic and professional communities. As well, he has challenged policy makers and public opinion in Canada through his many endeavours, notably as the Chair of the Royal Commission on Newspapers. He was also the founding editor of Policy Options Politiques, which twenty years later continues to encourage dialogue on public policy in Canada.
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Huguette Labelle, C.C.
Her extraordinary ability and commitment to public service have been reflected in roles such as Deputy Minister of Transport Canada and President of the Canadian International Development Agency. A woman of action and compassion, she also has a long and diverse record of community service. Educational institutions, health and safety organizations, and international humanitarian and environmental causes have all benefited from her insight and leadership. Chancellor of the University of Ottawa since 1994, she has been recognized with numerous awards for her contributions, which continue to touch people at home and around the globe.
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Claire Martin, C.C.
Claire Martin is a figure of great importance in Canadian literature, as the respect she has earned among her peers and readers demonstrates. Her writings reflect a profound understanding of the human psyche and speak of the courage of being genuine and honest, sometimes with biting irony. Her profound love of the French language is also apparent in all of her literary works, which continue to move us and enrich our culture. Her latest novel, L'amour impuni, earned the highest praise, and her ensemble of works recently won her the médaille de l'Académie des lettres du Québec.
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Rodolphe Albert Millaire, C.C., C.Q.
An artist with multiple talents, he is one of those outstanding figures who are making Canadian performing arts history. He has distinguished himself at home and abroad through his wonderful gifts as a comedian, actor and director. His work in Shakespearean plays, comedies and television series are all opportunities for us to admire his wide range of expressions and the exceptional quality of his acting. In addition to a remarkable career as an artist, he has also served, among other positions, as President of the Académie du théâtre québécois and the Canadian Council on the Status of the Artist.
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Shirley L. Thomson, C.C.
Displaying extraordinary vision and determination, she succeeds in bringing art to people and people to art. Both the National Gallery and the Canada Council for the Arts have been enriched by her leadership and ability to blend art with entrepreneurship. Demonstrating a lifelong commitment to uphold the highest principles of artistic integrity, she continues to sculpt Canada's artistic milieu and to encourage an increased awareness of, and appreciation for, our rich and diverse community of visual and performing artists.
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Robert George Ackman, O.C.
Research Professor at Dalhousie University, he is one of Canada's leading oil chemists. For the past four decades, he has dedicated himself to the understanding of the biochemistry of oils, fats and lipids. His highly acclaimed research has led to significant developments in canola oil and the fish farming industries. He has also contributed to the general public's awareness of the nutritional value of fish oils in our diets. In addition, he is a widely published author and his innovative chromatographic methods are duplicated by scientists worldwide.
Edward G. Byrne, O.C.
Forty years ago, this lawyer's vision, determination and leadership were key to the creation of the Byrne Report. This landmark document led to the Equal Opportunity Program and revolutionized the financial and social policies of New Brunswick. It was also instrumental in the development of services offered to Acadians, including l'Université de Moncton. Challenging the ideology of the day, he became an architect of modern New Brunswick.
John Edward Cleghorn, O.C.
As former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Bank of Canada, he demonstrated strong leadership and commitment within the Canadian business community. He uses his business talents to serve a wide range of charitable and non-profit organizations and is Director of the Canadian Special Olympics Foundation, Chairman of the National Gallery Foundation of Canada and Vice-Chairman of the Historica Foundation of Canada. An advocate for higher education, he serves as Chancellor and Governor of Wilfrid Laurier University and has spearheaded fundraisers for Bishop's and McGill universities.
James M.C. Daly, O.C., O.M.
He has promoted and strengthened amateur athletics in Manitoba and has brought international competition to his province. Well known for his pivotal role in securing the 1967 Pan American Games for his city, he was later involved with the 1975 Special Olympics and is currently assisting with the 2002 North American Indigenous Games. In addition, he served as General Manager of the Canadian Team at the1986 and 1990 Commonwealth Games. A former Director of Private Funding at the University of Manitoba, he has been an effective and tireless fundraiser on behalf of numerous non-profit organizations.
Denis Desautels, O.C.
Following a distinguished career in the private sector, he served his country with dedication and integrity as Auditor General of Canada. In the performance of his duties, he demonstrated remarkable professionalism and probity. Respected by both his peers and the government, he contributed to the development of a more effective management of public funds and to a renewal of the auditing function. A member of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Comprehensive Auditing Foundation, he is also an honorary member of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec [order of chartered accountants of Quebec] and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
Anthony S. Fell, O.C.
He helped to build one of Canada's leading capital investment firms, RBC Dominion Securities, into an emerging force in the competitive world of global banking. Joining the company in the late 1950s, he rose through the ranks to hold the office of President, Chief Executive Officer and now Chairman. His record of community service is varied and sustained, and includes many successful fundraising campaigns. The Princess Margaret Hospital, McMaster University and Toronto's United Way campaigns have all benefited from his skill, expertise and boundless energy.
David Benson French, O.C.
He is one of the first dramatists to successfully present Canadian concerns and issues on stage. His well-known characters, the Mercers, who left Newfoundland to re-settle in Toronto, have become touchstones in Canadian theatre. The earliest of the Mercer plays, Leaving Home, became one of the most widely produced Canadian works while the second, Of the Fields, Lately, was a Chalmers Award winner. Noted for their strong characterization, his plays have been produced in many parts of the world, giving foreign audiences new insight into the Canadian identity.
Mark Lawrence Greenberg, O.C.
He has worked in a myriad of ways to reduce the trauma of childhood cancer on patients and their families. Former Chief of Oncology at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, he initiated a system of care that addresses both the medical and psychosocial needs of patients. With the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO), he expanded this concept of collaboration to other Ontario hospitals while creating a united, respected voice for advocacy. Equally involved with international cancer organizations as with grassroots projects such as a summer camp for children, he is beloved by patients and respected by students and colleagues as a man of immense compassion and humanity.
Robert Ernest William Hancock, O.C.
His innovative research work in antibiotic resistance led to the development of a new class of antibiotics. Internationally respected, he is the Canada Research Chair in Genomics and Health, Director of the University of British Columbia's Centre for Microbial Diseases and Host Defence Research and a mentor to many of Canada's top young scientists. A believer in our country's ability to lead biomedical research, he founded and was Scientific Director of the Canadian Bacterial Diseases Network Centres of Excellence. Striving to bridge the gap between academics and industry, he works to advance the application of new microbiological findings to the benefit of society.
Charles Richard Harington, O.C.
Throughout his thirty-year career as a palaeontologist, he has enhanced our knowledge of Canada's ice age. Curator Emeritus of Quaternary Zoology at the Museum of Nature, he expanded the collection of vertebrate fossils to include more than 40,000 specimens, one of the best of its kind in the world. His extensive field and laboratory work, which unveiled the presence and evolution of previously hidden life-forms, attracted international accolades. His long-term study of the earth's climate allows scientists to detect patterns of change. Generous with his vast knowledge, he is a popular speaker with the scientific community and the general public.
Richard Harrington, O.C.
An internationally acclaimed photographer, he is best known for his work in the Canadian Arctic. In particular, the photo essay of the time he spent with the nomadic Padleimiut people in what is now Nunavut showed Canada and the world the harsh reality of the Canadian North. He also captured the rich simplicity of a way of life that has disappeared. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, books and exhibitions, notably The Family of Men. It is preserved at the National Archives of Canada, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
George Karpati, O.C.
He is recognized internationally as one of the leading experts on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. One of North America's outstanding neurologists, he is Director of the Neuromuscular Research Group at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Isaac Walton Killam Chair in Neurology at McGill University. He has made seminal contributions in the area of muscular dystrophy and is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation.
Julia Levy, O.C.
She is an inspiring example of a university scientist who took her discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace, creating a successful company and helping to secure Canada's place in the world of biotechnology. Her business specializes in photodynamic therapy and began by developing a treatment for lung and esophageal cancer. Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia, she also played a key role in developing a treatment for the leading cause of blindness in people over fifty. In addition, she is generous with her time and expertise, serving on numerous corporate boards and scientific advisory bodies.
Pierre Meloche, O.C.
Chairman of the Board for Meloche Monnex, he built this Montreal-based family company into a nationwide company that is now one of the foremost players in group insurance. A leader in affinity marketing in Canada, he was among the pioneers of direct marketing and telemarketing techniques. He also distinguished himself through his community involvement, demonstrating exemplary leadership in his work for various institutions and organizations, including Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, the Arthritis Society of Canada and the Montreal Heart Institute Research Fund.
Robert D. Murray, O.C.
He is a dynamic businessman with immense human qualities. He has always been very involved in many associations, and his contributions, such as chair and administrator of the Quebec Blue Cross and national administrator and Quebec representative of the Alliance of Manufacturers & Exporters of Canada, have been decisive in several cases. Equally of note are his dedication to the arts, his generous support for medical research and his participation in the Canadian Forces Liaison Council. Co-founder of Fibrox Technologies Limited, he has also worked toward advancing Canadian technology.
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Nathaniel Westlund Rutter, O.C.
He is a leading authority on Quaternary geology. Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta, he initiated an interdisciplinary approach to this complex area of research. Under his direction, the department made major discoveries in dating methods, glaciation and climate change. He inspired his students to go on to play important roles in this field throughout Canada. Esteemed for his vast knowledge and leadership ability, he has headed numerous national and international scientific organizations. He also promotes the importance of the geosciences in addressing world ecology issues.
David Lawrence Sackett, O.C.
Called the father of evidence-based medicine, he developed a methodology for clinical trials that has been widely accepted as the norm for evaluating new treatment options. The founding Chair of McMaster University's clinical epidemiology department, the first of its kind in North America, he also pioneered teaching programs in this field and initiated internationally renowned research and training programs. His expertise was recognized by Oxford University, where he was invited to become the first Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. In addition, he was one of the principal researchers in the groundbreaking work that linked aspirin to the prevention of stroke.
Serge Saucier, O.C., C.Q.
The head of a chartered accounting firm, he has distinguished himself as a key player in the development of his profession and the business world, and through his community involvement. His enlightened leadership skills have brought the firm under his direction to the forefront of its sector in Quebec. He has also made his mark as President of the Quebec Chamber of Commerce and the Académie des Grands Montrealais. His availability and commitment are legendary in the fields of health, culture and, above all, university education, which he ardently champions.
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Ann Louise Schulman, O.C.
She has devoted her life to Canada's youth. A pediatric oncology nurse, administrator and educator for more than twenty years, she advocated for the rights of children with cancer. She went on to become the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Institute on the Prevention of Handicaps. She has been a spokesperson on subjects ranging from neglect and abuse of children to safety and preventable injury. A tireless caring individual, she also volunteers her leadership to Saskatchewan's swim clubs and to many other health and social organizations.
Jacquelyn Thayer Scott, O.C.
A respected scholar and administrator, she led the successful restructuring of the University College of Cape Breton. Under her direction, this institution entered a partnership with all three levels of government to form the Cape Breton County Economic Development Agency, a first of such alliances in Canada. Her published works examine the roles of the non-profit sector in our society. In addition, her views and presence are highly solicited by national advisory bodies and she generously gives of her time to numerous volunteer organizations.
The Honourable Raymond A. Speaker, P.C., O.C.
Devoting his career to public service, he has served his community, his province and his country with loyalty and integrity for more than thirty years. Elected to the Alberta Legislature eight times, he was appointed to several portfolios and named House Leader of the Official Opposition. Entering federal politics in 1993, he served as the Reform Party Finance Critic and later as House Leader. Upon his retirement from the House of Commons, he was appointed as a Member of the Security Intelligence Review Committee.
Alec T. Stewart, O.C.
He first collaborated in observing atomic molecules in crystals using neutrons. He then pioneered the scattering of electrons in metals using positrons. Professor Emeritus of Physics at Queen's University, he has applied his knowledge to studies of public interest, including evaluating the safety of nuclear power reactors and developing plans for emergency response to a possible accident, as well as assessing the possible risk posed by electromagnetic fields from power lines. He has contributed to the Canadian and international research communities through his service to the Royal Society of Canada's Academy of Science, the National Research Council of Canada and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, among others.
Carole Taylor, O.C.
Well known and respected as a television host and journalist, she has become one of Vancouver's most dynamic civic leaders. As a city councillor, she translated her concern for children into a successful drive for Vancouver's first Office of the Child Advocate. As a volunteer, she has brought her determination and generosity of spirit to countless organizations, including the British Columbia Children's Hospital, the United Way and the Heart Foundation. Chair of the Vancouver Board of Trade, she is also a director of numerous social service organizations and national companies. In the summer of 2001, she was appointed Chair of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Board of Directors.
Murray McCheyne Thomson, O.C.
He has devoted a lifetime to world peace. Co-founder of Project Ploughshares, Peace Brigades International and Peacefund Canada, for decades he has initiated and guided the development of aid organizations, lobby groups and conferences on peace issues. Over many years, both the federal government and the United Nations have called on his expertise as an advisor on disarmament and arms control. Selected to help establish the United Nations World Disarmament Campaign, he played a critical role in drafting the policy document passed by the General Assembly.
Michelle Ahern Tisseyre, O.C.
She contributes to the excellence of our literary world and the promotion of culture in Canada. Thanks to this remarkable woman, the works of many of English Canada's greatest novelists have been translated and published in French, mainly through the "Collection des Deux Solitudes," which she founded and directed. She is known for her determination to establish closer ties between the cultural worlds of the two linguistic communities and for her deep affection for her country. She is also known for her dedication to various community organizations, such as governor of Portage, an organization devoted to the treatment of substance abuse, and the Société Pro Musica.
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Peter Trueman, O.C.
Throughout his five-decade career as a journalist, he earned the respect of his peers and the trust of the Canadian public. Best known for his role as anchor of Global Television News, he has demonstrated in his recent work his strong commitment to the environment and his love of Canada's history. As host and managing editor of the Discovery Channel's award-winning series Great Canadian Parks, he highlighted some of our most spectacular landscapes. Although retired, he continues to oversee a series of documentaries on the History Channel featuring national historic sites.
Bernard Voyer, O.C., C.Q.
In his opinion, people grow by challenging themselves. This explorer and mountaineer has some extraordinary achievements to his credit, including the world first of skiing across Ellesmere Island. He is also one of the few people to have accomplished the feat of reaching both the North and South Poles and the top of the world, Mount Everest. He contributes to the exploration and promotion of Canadian geography, and uses his expeditions to foster scientific research and the development of new products. A much sought-after speaker in Canada and abroad, he is also involved with youth, notably through the Young Canadians Challenge.
Mark A. Wainberg, O.C.
An internationally renowned scientist in the field of HIV/AIDS, he has made major contributions to the study and treatment of the infection. He was the first to identify the HIV properties of AIDS and the concept of HIV drug resistance. Scientific Director at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital, he is also Professor and Director of the McGill AIDS Centre. Former President of the International AIDS Society, he was instrumental in the founding of the Canadian Association for HIV Research.
J.C. Roger Warren, O.C.
Chairman of the Board of Rousseau Sauvé Warren Inc., Roger Warren is one of the great specialists in the harnessing, high voltage transmission and distribution of hydro-electric power. Because of his expertise, this engineer has been involved in major hydro-electric developments in Canada and abroad and has attained international renown. He is also known for his involvement as a volunteer in many organizations, mainly in his native region of Charlevoix. In addition, he has established a permanent scholarship at the École Polytechnique de Montreal.
Clare Baker, C.M.
As Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at St. Michael's Hospital, he attained a reputation for excellence as a surgeon and clinical teacher. A leader in the development and perfection of new medical advances, in 1968, he performed the first successful cardiac transplant in Canada. Sensitive to his patients' religious beliefs, he also invented a bloodless surgical technique for the procedure. He was an early proponent of a multi-disciplinary approach to care, assembling a specialized team to respond to the complex range of patient needs.
Clara Z. Balinsky, C.M.
She has worked tirelessly and selflessly on behalf of the Canadian Jewish community for more than fifty years. Honorary President of the Canadian Hadassah WIZO, she has been responsible for many of the organization's social, educational and cultural initiatives both at home and abroad. One of Montreal's leading patrons of the arts, she is the Founding President of the Montreal Concert Society. The recipient of numerous honours and awards for her outstanding volunteer work, she continues to enhance the quality of life for many Canadians.
Michel Biron, C.M.
For more than 45 years, this businessman has contributed to the economic, community and cultural development of his region. A dynamic and visionary individual, he helped his companies achieve remarkable economic growth and in the process, created numerous jobs in his community. He has long been known as a devoted, generous citizen. He supports many organizations, including the Musée des religions de Nicolet, as well as many local artists.
Edsel J. Bonnell, C.M.
A former journalist, publisher and Chief of Staff for two Premieres, he has held numerous leadership roles in Newfoundland. He is especially known for his dedication to his community, notably his involvement with the Gower Youth Band, a non-denominational outreach program. Founder and Musical Director, he has been responsible for the training and guidance of hundreds of young musicians for nearly thirty years. A recipient of many national professional awards, he is currently President of Bonnell Public Relations.
Elizabeth Brewster, C.M.
Her clear direct style and thought-provoking themes captivate her readers. One of the few Canadian women published in the 1940s, she is a prolific author, poet, novelist and short story writer. Her works have been recognized with numerous national and provincial literary honours. Professor Emeritus of English, she has inspired three decades of young writers at the University of Saskatchewan. Also a founding member of the journal The Fiddlehead, she has served as a role model and helped to pave the way for women authors in Canada.
Alan Broadbent, C.M.
A socially conscious business leader, he has made a lasting contribution as a philanthropist and activist. Through the Maytree Foundation and the Caledon Institute of Social Policy, he has created innovative vehicles to identify and research the important social issues facing Canadians. By channelling millions of dollars towards community projects such as literacy programs, post-secondary education, immigrant services, anti-poverty initiatives, urban settlement and the environment, he has had a positive impact on the quality of life enjoyed by many.
Marjorie Bronfman, C.M.
Her record of philanthropy and community service is vast and enduring. Cultural, educational, social service and health care institutions all benefit from her support through the Marjorie and Gerald Bronfman Foundation. Generous with her time as well, she provides an inspiring example of caring and commitment. She has served on the boards of numerous organizations and her other volunteer work spans from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Montreal.
Vernon Douglas Burrows, C.M.
He is an international authority on oat breeding and utilization. Research Scientist Emeritus at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, he developed and registered more than 25 new varieties, including the first high protein and hulless strains. As well, he was instrumental in promoting the importance of oat dietary fibre in the control of high cholesterol. He has shared his knowledge and expertise with fellow researchers and his significant research innovations have benefited the agricultural and food industries.
Gisèle Beaudoin Cabana, C.M.
A tireless volunteer, she is known mainly for her commitment to the music world. As National and Provincial President of the Canadian and Quebec Music Competitions, she has inspired several generations of musicians to pursue their musical training. For over thirty years, she has displayed remarkable dynamism and leadership, contributing to the vitality and growth of this movement, which richly adds to our cultural mosaic. Always giving generously of her time, she also works with a number of community and social organizations in her region.
Michael H. Cain, C.M.
Whether on a professional or community level, the activities of this experienced lawyer have had an impressive and positive impact. He is recognized as a highly skilled litigator and mediator, and his expertise is sought after nationally and internationally. He has also contributed enormously to the development of his profession, in particular as president of the Quebec branch of the Canadian Bar Association and vice-president of the Barreau du Québec. Very involved in his community, he has been especially active in protecting our cultural heritage and was the founding president of the Fondation de l'Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.
Robert Thomas Carkner, C.M.
This retired high school principal has combined innovation in education with concrete methods of encouraging humanitarianism among students. Under his direction, a small school project which began in 1978 by sponsoring a Guatemalan orphan has blossomed into caring for the entire orphanage. Every year, after significant fundraising, students and staff from Richmond schools travel to Guatemala to carry out major work projects. These include building a new school and dormitories and establishing a fish farm. He has also led innovative initiatives at home such as a salmon hatchery at his high school and a space and technology program which has received national attention.
Orin Donald Carver, C.M.
A successful entrepreneur and former National Hockey League athlete, he is also a dedicated community leader and philanthropist. He has held various leadership roles in his province, notably Chair of the 1991 Canada Winter Games. Particularly interested in the future of the youth of Prince Edward Island, he was a key player in establishing a franchise of Compu College on the Island, thus providing an additional form of post-secondary education. Sharing his time and expertise with numerous youth organizations, he has been an inspiration and mentor to many.
Carlo Cattarello, C.M.
He began coaching junior hockey in the 1930s, leading several teams to championship victories and launching the careers of many professional players. Determined to give youth living in remote areas the opportunity to experience the joy of sport, as Recreation Director, he organized various leagues and tournaments. If a team needed money, he raised the funds and his front porch became a collection depot for spare equipment, left by others for him to put to good use. His name resonates throughout communities in northern Ontario and symbolizes voluntarism, fair play and sportsmanship.
Yvonne Chiu, C.M.
She is known as an "Angel to the Arts". The Canadian Opera Company, the National Ballet of Canada and the Toronto Arts Council have benefited from her influence as a patron and volunteer. She has used her vast knowledge to introduce Canadians to the wonders of Chinese art and culture as a docent at the Art Gallery of Ontario and lecturer at the Royal Ontario Museum. A tireless promoter of the Chinese Canadian community, she has also served as Chair of the Metro Toronto Caravan's popular attraction, the Cathay Pavilion.
Young Sup Chung, C.M., C.Q.
Honorary Professor at the Université de Montreal, he is a specialist in microbial genetics and biotechnology. He initiated research exchange programs between several Canadian and South Korean universities, contributing to the development of bilateral academic and scientific relations. A pillar of the Korean community, he is the founder of Télé-Corée and the founder-director of the École de langue coréenne du Grand Montreal [Korean language school of the Greater Montreal Area].
Barbara J. Clark, C.M.
She instills the joy of music and singing in students, teachers and audiences. A valued member of the National Capital Region's choral community, she is Founding Director of the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir and conductor of the Ottawa-Carleton Central Children's Choir. Sought-after for her talent as a vocal clinician and music educator, she is a popular leader of workshops and music camps throughout Canada. As Artistic Director of the Niagara International Music Festival and UNISONG, a feature attraction of annual Canada Day celebrations, she continues to encourage the development of choral music across the country.
Roger Clark, C.M.
As a volunteer and later as Secretary General of the Canadian Section of Amnesty International, he devoted himself to protecting and furthering the full range of fundamental rights and freedoms of people throughout the world. He has increased public awareness of human rights violations by leading several fact-finding missions on behalf of the International Secretariat. A tireless worker and activist for the movement, he has contributed to the advancement of democracy in Canada and abroad.
Jacqueline Cool-Collette, C.M.
A lecturer and retired teacher, she has dedicated herself to improving the lives of her fellow citizens for nearly 50 years. She is a much sought-after expert on Acadian culture, the status of women and senior citizens. She acted as a catalyst in the creation of many organizations, including the Société des enseignantes et enseignants retraités francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick. She has also been involved in several provincial and federal literacy and senior health care projects.
James A. Coutts, C.M.
A respected businessman and former advisor to two Prime Ministers, he is a champion of the arts, education and health care. Co-founder of the W.O. Mitchell Prize, he has also been a benefactor to numerous university students and young artists. In addition, he has shared his business acumen with the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, and in Toronto with several small theatre companies and the Hospital for Sick Children. While serving on the Hospital board, he was a key player in creating a Chair in Pediatric Psychiatry.
Sudarshan Devanesen, C.M.
Former Chief of Family and Community Medicine at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, he has been a positive role model and mentor to hundreds of medical residents, family physicians and nurse practitioners. Believing in the holistic approach to medicine, he combines the medical and psycho-social aspects of patient care to produce a viable alternative to traditional models. In addition, he is an expert in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases affecting Canadians of South Asian descent and has worked tirelessly with the Heart and Stroke Foundation to launch education programs aimed at risk reduction.
Beverly Witter Du Gas, C.M., O.B.C.
She is considered a pioneer in nursing curriculum development. Author of eight textbooks, she created and initiated innovative training programs such as distance education for remote communities. Her 1967 Introduction to Patient Care: A Comprehensive Approach to Nursing was translated into several languages and used in some 40 countries. Former Director of the Schools of Nursing at Vancouver General Hospital and the University of Ottawa, she is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia and consults on projects for the World Health Organization.
Gertrude Dyck, C.M.
A devoted nurse, she has cared for countless people in the United Arab Emirates for nearly 40 years. Initially assigned to the first hospital in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, she faced challenging conditions with limited medical facilities. Delivering thousands of babies, she endeavoured to reduce the child mortality rate and helped to bring modern health care to the population. Tremendously committed to her patients, she was known as Doctor Lafita, or 'gentle doctor'. She is considered a Canadian goodwill ambassador and is now Cultural Advisor for InterHealth Canada in Abu Dhabi.
Victor Arnold Dyck, C.M.
He is a respected entomologist whose life's work has had a positive effect on insect pest control practices around the world. A specialist in agricultural research and the use of Sterile Insect Technique, he led the Agriculture Canada codling moth research project in the Okanagan Valley, which had a major impact on the fruit tree industry of British Columbia. His consulting work in Zanzibar helped to eliminate their tsetse fly population. Currently a consultant for the International Atomic Energy Agency, he has contributed, through his enthusiasm, his research abilities and his leadership skills, to the development of the agricultural and economic sectors of many countries.
Pierre Émond, C.M.
He is renowned both for his contribution to the economic and tourism development of Montreal and for his unfailing support for many social and cultural causes. Under his guidance, the Old Port of Montreal became one of the most visited recreational tourist sites in Canada. In particular, he established the iSci Centre, an interactive complex dedicated to promoting science and technology. Many organizations benefit from his management skills and humanitarian values, including Accueil Bonneau, the National Theatre School and the Canadian Centre for Architecture.
Lila Sied Ameen Fahlman, C.M.
A prominent leader and advocate for women's rights in the Muslim community in Canada and abroad, she promotes awareness, education and the eradication of violence. Founder of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, she is a longtime member and Chairperson of the World Interfaith Education Association. Also a teacher, she worked to integrate Islamic education into the public school system in Edmonton, and designed its Interfaith Education program. Founding President of the World Council of Muslim Women, she emphasizes respect between women of all faiths and encourages cooperation on a global basis.
George Gordon Ferguson, C.M.
A physician, surgeon and advocate, he is recognized for his groundbreaking work in home-care. He spearheaded the efforts that led to the creation of the New Brunswick Extra-Mural Hospital, a program to treat elderly and chronically ill people in their homes. This initiative revolutionized the delivery of long-term care. He headed this organization for more than 15 years and was a leader in the development and implementation of a team-based approach to patient services in his province.
William Oscar Geisler, C.M.
He has dedicated his career to the research and treatment of spinal cord injury. Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, he has an international reputation in rehabilitation medicine. During his long and distinguished service at the former Lyndhurst Hospital, he was involved in many innovative projects designed to improve the care and quality of life of patients with spinal cord injuries. His life-long commitment earned him the prestigious Honour Medal of Distinction from the International Medical Society of Paraplegia.
Ostap Hawaleshka, C.M.
A professor of Industrial Engineering, Senior Scholar and Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba, he has provided scientific, management and business expertise to many international projects. He was instrumental in founding the Science and Technology Centre in the independent Ukraine. This monumental Canadian International Development Agency effort redirected the country's engineering capabilities and reduced the risk of nuclear weapons proliferation. Widely respected for his leadership, his diplomacy and his negotiating skills, he is also known as a dedicated community volunteer.
Donald Lewes Hings, C.M.
Inventor and entrepreneur, he has contributed to the development of electronic and geophysical technology for more than 60 years. Originator of 55 patents in Canada and the United States, in 1943 he created the Radio Frequency System, commonly known as the "Walkie-Talkie". It was adopted by both Canadian and United States troops during World War II and was essential for their air-to-ground and land-to-sea communications. His original devices were the precursors for many of today's radio frequency and communication systems.
Edward J. Hughes, C.M.
He captures the essence of British Columbia in his paintings. One of Canada's pre-eminent artists, he has put to canvas his deeply felt connection to the land and its people for more than six decades. His carefully studied sketches and distinctive oil and watercolour paintings portray the beauty and unique character of his province. Also recognized for his printmaking and for his efforts as a war artist, he has exhibited his works in private and public galleries as well as museums across Canada.
Edgar Thompson Jones, C.M.
A self-taught wildlife photographer and film producer, he is one of Canada's original environmentalists. For more than 50 years, he has lectured and toured across Canada and the United States, and has televised his message on wildlife and nature conservation. A longtime speaker for the National Audubon Society and Founder of the Alberta Wildlife Foundation, he has donated much of his film footage and photography, and continues to lecture on the preservation of our natural heritage.
Eva June Landry, C.M.
The first woman to be appointed Inspector of Schools in Nova Scotia, she has spent a lifetime serving her community. She is a leader who has been involved with youth, education, health care, heritage and the economic development of her province. In particular, she has been active with the 4-H Club for more than 40 years. She has also volunteered her skills and talents to the Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Clinic and the MacAskill House Museum Society. A woman of action, she has contributed greatly to improving the quality of life for youth and rural citizens of Cape Breton.
Jacques Langlais, C.M.
For more than 50 years, he has helped establish fora for dialogue between different religions and cultures. In particular, he founded the Centre Monchanin, which is now the internationally renowned Institut interculturel de Montreal. In addition, he is the co-founder of the Institut québécois d'études sur la culture juive and the author of many essays and works. A man of open heart and mind, he also works to promote peace. Co-founder and Vice-President of Educators for World Peace, he implemented the World Conference on Religion and Peace in Montreal.
Pierre Lortie, C.M.
President and Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier Transport, he loves challenges and has held a variety of senior management positions in many fields. In particular, his stint at the Montreal Exchange, during which he developed many innovations that earned him a reputation as a visionary, bold and dynamic businessman. Recognized for his skills as an administrator, he is also asked to sit on various committees and boards of directors, including the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Business Advisory Council.
Leo James Mahoney, C.M.
He has dedicated his career as a surgeon, clinician and researcher to improving the techniques for early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Director Emeritus of St. Michael's Hospital Breast Screening Clinic, he has been instrumental in the development of the provincial screening program and the standards of patient care. He has been involved in clinical trials evaluating new approaches to treatment and is currently comparing the effectiveness of specific drugs in reducing the incidence of the disease.
Eric Maldoff, C.M.
Highly respected for his wise counsel, he has used his skills as a lawyer and negotiator to help resolve a number of Aboriginal issues. As a community leader, he has given selflessly of his time and talents to many organizations, including the Council for Canadian Unity and the Canadian Jewish Congress. In addition, he has taken on challenging leadership positions with the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the McGill University Health Centre, and the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation.
Falah B. Maroun, C.M.
A distinguished surgeon, academic leader and teacher, he has dedicated the last 35 years to the advancement of neurosurgery in Newfoundland. Through his teachings and as former President of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, he has contributed to the development of this specialty. In particular, he was a key player in the creation of an advanced course on neurosurgery for Newfoundland nurses, which later gained provincial accreditation. In addition, he is the author of numerous works on pre- and post-operative care.
Paul-Yvan Marquis, C.M.
An authority on notarial civil liability, he has influenced the evolution and development of his profession through his work as a jurist, author and professor. He has established himself in his field through his publications, notably by authoring several volumes of the Répertoire de droit of the Chambre des notaires du Québec and La responsabilité civile du notaire, which won him the prestigious Walter Owen Award. Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Ottawa, he has also distinguished himself at the Université Laval and the Université de Sherbrooke. In addition, he has been an influential member of various committees of the Chambre des notaires and a key contributor to La Revue du Notariat.
Nancy Flora McNee, C.M.
She is known as a generous philanthropist and a determined community activist. She has held leadership roles in a variety of organizations, assisting with strategic planning as well as front line, hands-on work. Her achievements include helping to raise more than $2 million dollars for London's Grand Theatre and significantly increasing donations for the area's United Way. In addition, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the University of Western Ontario Alumni Association, the Parkwood Hospital and the London Community Foundation have all benefited from her dedication.
Audrey L. Moore, C.M.
She has served her community steadily for three decades. As Mayor, she oversaw the creation of a recreation and aquatic centre, an industrial park, crucial infrastructure projects and the revitalization of Castlegar's commercial centre. Also active in many municipal government associations, she served on the executives of both the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. In addition, the Castlegar Library, Selkirk College, British Columbia's Police Commission and Press Council have all benefited from her insight and dedication.
Ruth Rittenhouse Morris, C.M.
She is a model for those who seek to serve others. A longtime advocate for justice reform, at the request of the Ontario government, she founded a groundbreaking program which made it possible for many to receive bail who would not have previously qualified. She also founded Toronto's first bail residence, as well as a halfway house for ex-offenders. Generous with her time and resources, she used her caring and dynamism to launch many other innovations in Toronto. These include a community project aimed at improving banking services for disadvantaged citizens, a drop-in centre for street people and a multicultural, multilingual conflict resolution service.
John Stafford O'Neill, C.M.
He is an advocate of universal human rights, who has distinguished himself in the service of others. A public servant in Alberta for more than 20 years, he was consulted on the Constitution and national unity issues as Special Assistant to the Premier. As Deputy Minister of Culture and Multiculturalism, he provided outstanding leadership in protecting and preserving our heritage. His great passion for equality was demonstrated through his work as Chief Commissioner of Alberta's Human Rights Commission, and as key organizer and Co-Chair of the 1998 International Conference on Human Rights.
Léonard Parent-Basque, C.M.
This self-taught painter is a legendary figure in Eastern Quebec. His paintings, which often depict the beauty and grandeur of his region, enrich our museums and various private collections, and illustrate books and the covers of works by Quebec authors. In addition, through teaching, cultural activities, workshops on painting and drawing and the many lectures he gives, he is increasing the public's awareness of artistic issues. He is also an adviser and mentor, and helps promote the work of young artists.
David Phillips, C.M.
A Senior Climatologist at Environment Canada, he is a skilled communicator who promotes awareness and understanding of our country's climate. Through the mass media, public appearances and educational tools, he focussed public attention on two critical issues: climatic change and global warming. A recipient of the Andrew Thompson Prize in Applied Meteorology, he is also a respected author who contributes to scientific and popular publications, notably as the contributing editor to The Canadian Global Almanac.
Henry Purdy, C.M.
He has dedicated the last 40 years to promoting accessibility to the arts in Prince Edward Island. He was a founding member of the Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts, an executive member of the Trust of Fathers of Confederation Centre of the Arts and is currently active at the Prince Edward Island Crafts Council. In addition, he has created and implemented a multitude of art courses across the province, notably at Holland College. An artist himself, his concern for others has led him to volunteer his time and donate some of his works to various groups for their fundraising.
Abraham Rapoport, C.M.
Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, he played an instrumental role in the development and advancement of nephrology in Canada. A former physician-in-chief at the Toronto Western Hospital, he set a standard of excellence in clinical care and research. Recruiting and training many young clinicians and investigators, he developed an outstanding department of medicine at the Hospital. As a researcher, teacher and administrator, he has been a role model and mentor to countless physicians and students.
David Regan, C.M.
He is a leading authority on human vision and brain electrophysiology. Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology and Biology and a co-director of the Human Performance in Space Laboratory at York University, he has conducted seminal research in these areas. His findings have led to numerous developments, including new diagnostic and screening tests for disease and developmental disorders, vocational tests in occupations requiring excellent sight, as well as in the design of flight simulators. He is the recipient of numerous honours, including the prestigious international Proctor Award.
Jacqueline Richard, CM
One of Canada's most distinguished rehearsal pianists, she is a key figure in the world of opera music. She has worked with many of our country's greatest singers. Her vast knowledge of opera and exceptional talents as a musician and teacher have taken her to the prestigious opera houses of Europe, including the famous Vienna Opera. She has also made a name for herself as a choirmaster and orchestral conductor, as well as a professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, and is known for her involvement in establishing the Montreal Opera's Atelier lyrique.
Geoffrey C. Robinson, C.M., O.B.C.
For decades, he has worked to improve health care for children. In the early 1960s, he focused his research and advocacy on alternatives to extended hospital care, bringing about innovations such as surgical day care, medical day care and care-by-parent units. He was also instrumental in establishing the first provincial programs for children with hearing disorders, visual impairments and other disabilities. Retired from the University of British Columbia, he has become a leader in the area of fetal alcohol syndrome, increasing research in the field, defining the scope of the problem regionally, and helping to establish outreach and prevention programs.
Susan A. Ross, C.M.
Her artistic career spans six decades and its historical significance will be felt for generations to come. Her paintings and intaglio prints capture the essence of First Nations people and their symbiotic relationship with the land. Through her art, she has chronicled a vanishing way of life, documenting the ordinary in an extraordinary fashion. A trusted mentor, she has encouraged Native artists to unveil their visions of the world to others and has generously shared her artistic knowledge and provided support, both financial and emotional.
Alan W. Scarth, C.M.
A well-respected Winnipeg lawyer, he is best known as an advocate for environmental conservation and sustainable development. His exemplary legal work, in particular in the Rafferty-Alameda dam case and as Counsel to the Government of Manitoba, has laid the groundwork for much of our federal environmental assessment law. Through his varied and widespread community involvement, he has made an outstanding contribution to the protection of the environment. He established organizations such as the Wildlife Foundation of Manitoba and the popular Fort Whyte Centre, a model for environmental education.
Rabbi Erwin Schild, C.M.
Rabbi Emeritus of the Adath Israel Congregation, he has devoted many years to improving dialogue between the Christian and Jewish faiths, promoting harmony at home and abroad. An active member of the community, he is admired by his contemporaries for his leadership, generosity, commitment to multiculturalism and positive interfaith relations. He has travelled extensively throughout Germany as an invited lecturer. A Holocaust survivor, he is the author of World Through My Window and The Very Narrow Bridge, which emphasize the significance of tolerance, values and ethics in our daily lives.
Herbert E. Siblin, C.M.
He is respected as a dedicated and inspiring community leader. A member of the board of Montreal's Jewish General Hospital for almost two decades, he also served as President of that institution. At McGill University, where his roles have been many and varied, he holds the titles of Governor Emeritus and Honorary Treasurer. An accountant, he has also been active within his profession's governing body in Quebec on issues of accountability and ethics.
Haroon Siddiqui, C.M, O.Ont.
A highly respected journalist, he has been an advocate for fairness and equality of opportunity. He has challenged stereotypical thinking about minorities through his newspaper articles and public appearances. Calling for active involvement of new Canadians in mainstream society, he has encouraged dialogue and understanding. Currently Editor Emeritus at The Toronto Star, he continues to promote acceptance in our pluralist society and a broader role for Canada in the global village.
Norman M. Simpson, C.M.
As a corvette commander during World War II, a partner with a successful law firm, or a tireless volunteer, he has consistently strived to challenge mediocrity and complacency. The Founding Director and first Chairman of CARE Canada, he volunteered his time to nurture the fledgling organization from its infancy to its present status as one of the most respected non-governmental aid agencies. He went on to become Vice-President of CARE International. Focussed on the well-being of children, he has also been supportive of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, Scouts Canada and Trinity College, helping to develop tomorrow's leaders.
Allan Slaight, C.M.
He learned his craft from the ground up, starting out as an announcer for a small radio station in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In 1970, he established his own company, Slaight Broadcasting, and in the years since then, has expanded his business interests steadily. Currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the largest privately owned communications firm in Canada, Standard Broadcasting Corporation, he epitomizes the entrepreneurial spirit. A generous philanthropist, he quietly supports individual artists and several organizations including the Shaw Festival, the Women's College Hospital and the United Way of Toronto.
Mary Eileen Spencer, C.M.
She has been a role model for women scientists in Canada for more than 50 years. Professor Emeritus of Plant Science and Biochemistry at the University of Alberta, she is an international authority on ethylene, its production and its effect on the environment. Appointed to many leadership roles within federal scientific research organizations, she has had a direct impact on policy and program development in Canada. A representative on both the International Council of Scientific Unions and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), she has helped to promote women's roles in the international scientific community.
Irwin Fraser Stewart, C.M.
An otolaryngologist and true humanitarian, he volunteers his expertise to help those less fortunate. He has set up travelling clinics in remote areas of British Columbia, and organized free clinics and surgical training in many third world countries. He has been honoured for his clinical research on childhood deafness and was named Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia. He has occupied leadership roles within many professional associations, and served on multiple federal and provincial task forces. A longtime volunteer with Rotary organizations, he continues to guide numerous international health care projects.
Alexander K. Stuart, C.M.
Motivated by his deep concern for the environment, he is a futurist who has challenged conventional thinking. For the last five decades he has devoted his energies to developing a carbon-free alternative to fossil fuels. Today, he is a recognized authority on hydrogen technology and its practical applications as a clean, renewable source of power. His electrolytic production methods are used in more than 90 countries, and his fuel appliances are already powering buses, cars and trucks. He has also shared his expertise and knowledge, serving as Chair of the Canadian Exporters Association and the Export Development Corporation.
Françoise Sullivan, C.M.
This great woman of the arts is famous as a dancer, choreographer, painter and sculptor. She first became known as a pioneer in the field of modern dance in Canada. Her remarkable talent also extends into the areas of sculpture and painting. Her creations can be found in leading Canadian galleries, including the National Gallery of Canada, and have been the subject of many major exhibits in Canada and Europe. This artist, who sees the challenge of painting as conveying "presence," also shares her knowledge with students at Concordia University's Visual Arts Department.
Vera Swanson, C.M.
She has had a major impact on the arts in her city. She helped raise $16 million to build a new Centre for Performing Arts and then initiated a fundraising body which continues to support it. After securing the donation of a magnificent pipe organ for the facility, she spearheaded the creation of the Calgary International Organ Festival, now one of the largest competitions of its kind in the world. In addition, she continues to be a devoted supporter of the Calgary Philharmonic and the Calgary Opera.
Roger F. Tomlinson, C.M.
He is a visionary geographer who conceived and developed the world's first Geographic Information System (GIS) for the use of the Canada Land Inventory. Recognized as the "father of GIS", he pioneered their uses worldwide to collect, manage and manipulate geographical data, changing the face of geography as a discipline. His work established Canada's reputation for excellence in the emerging and continually expanding field of geo-spatial analysis. Governments and scientists around the world have turned to him to better understand our environment and changing patterns of land use, to better manage urban development and our precious natural resources.
Lieutenant-General (retd) Gilles A. Turcot, C.M., C.M.M., C.D.
For more than 60 years now, he has served his country in a dedicated and exemplary manner. Following a highly successful career with the Armed Forces in Canada and abroad, he showed himself equal to the major challenge of acting as Director General of Services for the Montreal Olympic Games, in particular seeing to the internal logistics for the Games. He is also a long-time volunteer for the Last Post Fund, which has benefited tremendously from his vision and sharp leadership acumen, especially during his mandate as National President.
Gerald Vandezande, C.M.
He is a powerful and respected voice for social justice. One of the founders of Citizens for Public Justice, for nearly three decades he served as Executive Secretary and National Public Affairs Director for this organization. He worked effectively with different levels of government in policy areas such as Aboriginal, minority and refugee rights, education, environmental issues and economic development. Also active throughout his life as a volunteer, he is known for bringing together different groups to work for the benefit of society's underprivileged.
Ron Wallace, C.M.
A former athlete and retired politician, he was Halifax's longest-serving Mayor. He guided his city through one of its greatest periods of growth and development with innovative programs, including the Pay-As-You-Go policy for capital project funding and the Halifax Foundation. He continues to share his vision and expertise with his fellow citizens through his community service, in particular, as Chairman of the fundraising campaigns to establish the Villa Maria Complex for Orphans and the St. Vincent's Guest House.
Jon Washburn, C.M.
He is one of Canada's best known conductors of choral music. Under his direction since 1971, the Vancouver Chamber Choir has achieved world recognition and won numerous awards. A champion of Canadian composers, he regularly commissions and premieres their work. Dedicated to elevating our national standards of musicianship, he has trained and inspired young conductors, composers and choral singers from across the country, many of whom now enjoy international renown. His passion and vision for the choral art form have had a lasting influence on musical life in Canada.
Mervyn Wilkinson, C.M., O.B.C.
Passionate about preserving the forests of the world, he is at the vanguard of Canada's ecoforestry practices. For more than 60 years, he has demonstrated the viability of an alternative to clearcutting. At Wildwood, his 19-acre parcel of forest on Vancouver Island, he offers a balance between logging and ecological protection. An environmental educator, each year he hosts thousands of visitors, making his land a teaching centre for ecoforestry principles. Highly respected as a guest lecturer and advisor, he inspires others to follow the living example that is Wildwood.
Bernard Rodolph Wolfe, C.M.
He is a major force in the preservation of Winnipeg's past. A former Manitoba Governor on the Board of Heritage Canada and a founding member and past President of Heritage Winnipeg, he has helped save numerous historical landmarks. A long-time municipal politician, he also helped to shape and implement legislative changes to preserve his city's historical architecture. In addition, he was a Director of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce for nearly two decades and has lent his expertise to numerous community arts and health care organizations.
Donald J.A. Wright, C.M.
A popular and talented musician, composer, conductor and educator, he has brought the joy of music to Canadians. He devised a method of managing the changing voice of young singers while Director of Music for the London Board of Education. "Youthful Voices" helps to bridge the transition from child to adult voice. He went on to form the Don Wright Chorus and produced countless radio and television programs, film scores and commercial jingles. Devoting his energies to the welfare of others, he has shared his good fortune, funding several maternity and birthing centres and establishing more than 30 scholarships nationwide.