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Order of Canada

David Lloyd Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
David Lloyd Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M. C.C. Waterloo
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada October 23, 1997 May 7, 1998
His name is synonymous with leadership. After serving an exceptional fifteen-year term as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, he turned his considerable talents to the chairmanship of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Always open to new challenges and change, he headed the Information Highway Advisory Council, to ensure a place for Canadians in the evolving world of communications. He also co-chaired the successful 1996 United Way campaign for Greater Montreal and was elected the first non-American President of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University. This is a promotion within the Order.
Officer of the Order of Canada July 11, 1988 November 8, 1988
His administrative and leadership abilities as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University and as President of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada have been outstanding, and his expertise in the fields of securities regulations, corporation law and labour law is invaluable to the many committees in which he participates. He is highly regarded by his colleagues in the law profession, students, faculty and all for and with whom he serves.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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