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Jennifer Mary Shay, O.C., Ph.D.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Jennifer Mary Shay, O.C., Ph.D. O.C. E. Yorks
Honour Appointment Investiture
Officer of the Order of Canada November 15, 2000 May 31, 2001
An ecologist of national and international distinction, she is committed to the protection and maintenance of our world ecosystem. Professor Emerita of Botany in the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba, she also contributed to the design of the University's graduate program in Landscape Architecture. Appointed to many national advisory committees, she has been honoured for her contributions to environmental policy, for her ongoing research and for her efforts to improve our understanding of ecological and environmental issues.
Member of the Order of Canada November 17, 1988 April 12, 1989
An internationally respected field scientist and wet-lands expert, she was instrumental in the development of Manitoba's Delta Marsh from a run-down collection of sheds, barns and dilapidated cottages into one of the foremost research and teaching stations in Canada. She is deeply committed to the preservation of lands which will maintain our ecological heritage for enjoyment and research, to environmental education and the maintenance of a quality urban, rural and wilderness environment.
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