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mage from the office of the Governor General of Canada: The insignia of the Order is a stylized snowflake of six points, with a red annulus at its centre which bears a stylized maple leaf circumscribed with the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM–Latin for “They desire a better country”.

Members of UM community promoted, added to Order of Canada

On Dec. 29, 2021, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada announced 135 appointments to the Order of Canada, which includes new additions and promotions within the Order.

Presented by the Governor-General, the Order honours people whose service shapes our society; whose innovations ignite our imaginations; and whose compassion unites our communities.

They will be presented with their insignia at investiture ceremonies to be held on future dates.

The new list includes 10 individuals from the UM community, including The Honourable Murray Sinclair [LLB/79, LLD/02], who will be promoted to Companion, for his commitment to the representation of Indigenous legal issues, and for his dedication to reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians.

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