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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”.

Image 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"'.

The Globe and Mail: 2019 Order of Canada appointees have made their mark on all aspects of Canadian society

June 27, 2019 — 

On June 27, Governor General of Canada Julie Payette announced new appointments to the Order of Canada, including six from the University of Manitoba community:

  • Dr. John G. Wade, [M.D./1960]
  • Dr. Thomas R. Denton, [O.M., LL.D./2017]
  • Dr. P. Ralph Crawford, [D.M.D./1964]
  • Ms. Marion Lewis, [B.A./1960]
  • Mr. William G. Tholl, [B.A./1974, M.A./1979]
  • Dr. Lotfollah Shafai, Distinguished Professor Emeritus

As The Globe and Mail reports:

Scientists, teachers, filmmakers, philanthropists, beer brewers and even puppeteers – this year’s cast of appointees to the Order of Canada have made their mark on all aspects of Canadian society.

On Thursday, Rideau Hall announced the names of 83 Canadians who had been appointed to the order. Considered one of the country’s highest honours, it goes to those who have shaped society, innovated in interesting ways or made an impact on their community. This year’s list includes 23 women and 60 men.

Among the scientists is Marion Lewis, who helped develop a treatment for Rh disease, an affliction of the blood that used to affect tens of thousands of babies a year, but is now easily treatable thanks in part to her work…here is the full list of this year’s appointments:

Officers of the Order of Canada

Marie Ann Battiste of Saskatoon and Unama’ki, Mi’kma’ki (an honorary appointment).

Ric Esther Bienstock of Toronto.

Ronnie Burkett of Calgary and Toronto.

Elizabeth Cannon of Calgary.

Gordon R. Diamond of Vancouver.

John England of Edmonton.

Graham Fraser of Ottawa.

Rémy Girard of Montreal.

Eldon C. Godfrey of Calgary.

Moya Marguerite Greene of Ottawa.

Lisa LaFlamme of Toronto.

Marion Lewis of Winnipeg.

James A. O’Reilly of Montreal.

Arthur J. Ray of Vancouver.

Lotfollah Shafai of Winnipeg.

Martin Hayter Short of Hamilton (a promotion within the order).

Peter Suedfeld of Vancouver.

Brian Sykes of Edmonton.

William G. Tholl of the National Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau, Que.).

Harvey D. Voldeng of Ottawa.

Ian E. Wilson of Ottawa (a promotion within the order).

Members of the Order of Canada

Renée April of Montreal.

Luigi Aquilini of Vancouver.

Renaldo Battista of Montreal.

W. J. Brad Bennett of Kelowna, B.C.

Susan Benson of Stratford, Ont.

Louise Bradley of Ottawa.

Joseph Raymond Buncic of Toronto.

Robert L. Carroll of Montreal.

Raymond J. Cole of Vancouver.

Patrick Ralph Crawford of Winnipeg.

Aubrey Dan of Toronto.

Fernand Dansereau of Montreal.

Thomas Ralston Denton of Winnipeg.

Claire Deschênes of Quebec City.

Sara Louise Diamond of Toronto.

Michel Dumont of Montreal.

Edna Agnes Ekhivalak Elias of Kugluktuk, Nunavut.

Mitch Garber of Montreal.

H. Roger Garland of Toronto.

Frank Giustra of Vancouver.

Mark Byron Godden of Winnipeg.

Chan Hon Goh of Vancouver.

Jean-Paul Grappe of Montreal.

V. Tony Hauser of Toronto.

Eric Garth Hudson of Toronto.

Andy Jones of St. John’s.

Gertrude Steiger Kearns of Toronto.

Perry R. W. Kendall of Victoria.

Keith I. Knott of Curve Lake.

Paul C. LaBarge of Ottawa.

Suzanne Labarge of Toronto.

Reginald Leach of Riverton, Man.

Walter J. Learning of Fredericton.

Keith MacPhail of Calgary.

Bennett McCarty of Fredericton.

David McLean of Winnipeg.

Joseph Robert Nuss of Montreal.

C. Michael O’Brian of Vancouver.

Hanna Maria Pappius of Montreal.

Linda Rabin of Montreal.

Claude Raymond of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.

Chaim M. Roifman of Toronto.

Nicholas Saul of Toronto.

Donald R. M. Schmitt of Toronto.

Brenda Harris Singer of Toronto.

Donna M. Slaight of Toronto.

John Warren Sleeman of Guelph, Ont.

A. Britton Smith of Kingston.

Dorothy E. Smith of Vancouver and Toronto.

Michael Dixon Smith of Fortune, PEI.

Howard Timothy Lee Soon of Kelowna, B.C.

J. David Spence of London, Ont.

Matthew Teitelbaum of Toronto and Boston.

James W. Treliving of Vancouver and Toronto.

Allan H. Wachowich of Edmonton.

John Wade of Winnipeg.

Karen Merle Weiler of Toronto.

Read the full Globe and Mail story here.

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One comment on “The Globe and Mail: 2019 Order of Canada appointees have made their mark on all aspects of Canadian society

  1. Sherwood J. Pike

    Throughout his life Dr. John Wade has dedicated, participated and contributed of himself to the betterment of humankind everywhere. His devotion to all people is most deserving of being recognized for consideration and ultimately awarded the Order of Canada.

    CONGRATULATIONS John

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