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Order of Canada

Brenda Milner, C.C., G.O.Q., Sc.D., F.R.S., F.R.S.C.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Brenda Milner, C.C., G.O.Q., Sc.D., F.R.S., F.R.S.C. C.C. Montréal
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada May 13, 2004 December 10, 2004
A legend in the field of neuroscience, Brenda Milner has laid the foundations of neuropsychology. Researcher and Dorothy J. Killam Professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute and a professor at McGill, she is known around the world for revolutionizing the study of memory. She has used advanced technology to push the boundaries of her specialty and continues to broaden our understanding of cognitive learning, language, sensations and emotions. The recipient of prestigious international honours, she was presented most recently with the Award in Neurosciences from the National Academy of Sciences (U.S.A.). She continues to be an inspirational mentor and a role model for scientists.
This is a promotion within the Order.
Officer of the Order of Canada June 25, 1984 April 10, 1985
A distinguished researcher in neuropsychology at the Montreal Neurological Institute, Dr. Milner's many publications on the behavioural aspects of brain function have added greatly to our knowledge of the mechanisms underlying memory, speech and perception, which are the building-blocks of the intellect.
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