Order of Canada

Sponsor

Governor General of Canada

Award Details

Nominations can be made at any time.

Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System, and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. They exemplify the Order’s motto: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”).

All Canadians are eligible to be nominated for the Order of Canada, with the exception of federal and provincial politicians and judges while in office. Non-Canadians can be considered for “honorary” appointments if they have made a sustained and exceptional contribution to Canada. There are no posthumous appointments.

Categories:

  1. Companion (C.C.) recognizes national pre-eminence or international service or achievement;
  2. Officer (O.C.) recognizes national service or achievement; and
  3. Member (C.M.) recognizes outstanding contributions at the local or regional level or in a special field of activity.

Previous Award Winners

2023

  • lax̌lax̌tkʷ Jeannette Christine Armstrong, O.C. (Community, Culture and Global Studies)

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    Barbara Arneil, C.M. (Political Science)

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    John Fleetham, C.M. (Medicine)

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    Sally Thorne, C.M. (School of Nursing)

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    Keith Walley, C.M. (Medicine)

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    Michael Wulder, C.M. (Canadian Forest Service/Faculty of Forestry)

  • Steven Lewis Point, O.C. (UBC Chancellor; Peter A. Allard School of Law 1991-1994)

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    Morris Barer, C.M. (Emeritus, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research and School of Population and Public Health)

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    Deborah McColl Money, C.M. (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)

2022

  • Paul Joseph Dubord, O.C. (Ophthalmology, Emeritus)

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    Donald Arthur Enarson, O.C. (deceased) (Former faculty member, Medicine)

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    Granger Richard Avery, C.M. (Family Practice)

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    Eva-Marie Kröller, C.M. (English Language and Literatures, Emerita)

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    Martin T. Schechter, C.M. (School of Population and Public Health)

  • Dr. Allen Eaves, O.C., O.B.C. (Emeritus, Department of Medicine)

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    Dr. Paula Gordon, O.C. (Department of Radiology)

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    Dr. David Ley, O.C. (Emeritus, Geography)

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    Dr. Pitman Potter, C.M. (Emeritus, Peter A. Allard School of Law)

2021

  • Pieter Cullis, O.C. (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

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    Connie Eaves, O.C. (Medical Genetics / School of Biomedical Engineering and distinguished scientist at the BC Cancer's Terry Fox Laboratory)

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    Donald McKenzie, O.C. (Kinesiology, Emeritus)

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    Walter Hardy, C.M. (Physics & Astronomy, Emeritus)

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    Curtis A. Suttle, C.M. (Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences)

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    Peter Zandstra, C.M. (School of Biomedical Engineering / Michael Smith Laboratories)

2020

  • Helen M. Burt, O.C. (Associate Vice-President, Research & Innovation; Pharmaceutical Sciences)

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    Daniel Heath Justice, O.C. (First Nations and Indigenous Studies)

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    John Borrows, O.C. (Professor at the University of Victoria, former Associate Professor and First Nations Legal Studies Director (since renamed Indigenous Legal Studies) at UBC's Allard School of Law)

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    The Honourable Lynn Smith, O.C., Q.C. (Former Dean of Allard School of Law)

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    Robert Krell, C.M. (Psychiatry)

  • Joseph Michael Connors, C.M. (Medicine)

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    David P. Wilkinson, C.M. (Chemical and Biological Engineering)

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    Roger Wong, C.M. (Medicine)

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    B. Lynn Beattie, C.M. (Medicine)

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    Izak Benbasat, C.M.  (Sauder School of Business)

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    Priscilla Edson Greenwood, C.M. (Statistics)

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    Stanley Hamilton, C.M. (Sauder School of Business)

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    John H. McNeill, C.M. (Pharmaceutical Sciences) 

2019

  • Arthur J. Ray, O.C (History, Emeritus)

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    Peter Suedfeld, O.C (Psychology)

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    Raymond J. Cole, C.M. (School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Emeritus)

2018

  • Jo-ann Archibald, O.C. (Educational Studies)

     

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    Robert Hindmarch, C.M. (School of Kinesiology, Emeritus)

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    Bruce McManus, C.M. (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)

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    Veronica Jane Strong-Boag, C.M (Educational Studies, Emerita)

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    Mark Thompson, C.M. (Sauder School of Business, Emeritus)

2017

  • Michael Anthony Church, O.C. (Geography, Emeritus)

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    Anne Martin-Matthews, O.C. (Sociology)

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    Janet Werker, O.C. (Psychology)

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    Martin Gleave, C.M. (Urological Sciences)

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    Judy Illes, C.M. (Neurology)


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