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Martha C. Piper, O.C., O.B.C., Ph.D., D.Sc.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Martha C. Piper, O.C., O.B.C., Ph.D., D.Sc. O.C. Vancouver
Honour Appointment Investiture
Officer of the Order of Canada May 8, 2003 February 20, 2004
A physical therapist and child development specialist by training, Martha Piper is a major force in the rejuvenation and advancement of research in this country. President and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia (UBC) and former vice-president of Research at the University of Alberta, she successfully advocated for the Canada Research Chairs Program to recruit scientists and to encourage them to remain here. Also a trusted government advisor, she has helped to bring about the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Believing that universities must play a role within their communities, she is the impetus behind UBC's Downtown Eastside Learning Exchange, providing disadvantaged people with access to higher education.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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