3 people from the Waterloo region named to the Order of Canada
Governor General Mary Simon appointed three people from the region to the Order of Canada, in recognition of their humanitarian missions, in the fields of medicine and engineering.
Jean Aitcheson, Feridun Hamdullahpur and Andreas Laupacis are among the 99 new members of the Order of Canada.
The Governor General makes appointments based on the recommendations of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.
« What a great way to end the year, honoring those appointed to the Order of Canada and learning about the magnitude and scope of their accomplishments, » Simon said in a statement. « Their commitment to the betterment of Canada fills me with pride and hope for the future. »
Jean Aitcheson, of Stratford, is being honored ‘for her leadership in global humanitarian medical missions and for her longstanding dedication to helping those in need’.
Feridun Hamdullahpur, of Waterloo and former President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo, is recognized « for his ground-breaking research in mechanical and mechatronic engineering and for his visionary leadership in academia. »
Arthur’s native Andreas Laupacis is being honored « for his lifelong contributions to the field of medicine and to a wide range of health care initiatives in Canada and around the world. »