One UBC alumna and three honorary alumni have been appointed to the Order of Canada for 2014. The Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
Marcia A. Boyd, C.M., (MA 1974) was named a member of the Order of Canada for her contributions to the field of dentistry and for her stewardship of the profession.
Norman B. Keevil, O.C., O.B.C. (Hon LLD 1993) was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada for his leadership in Canada’s mining industry and for his philanthropy in education and community-building initiatives.
Richard ‘Rick’ V. Mercer, O.C. (Hon DLitt 2010) was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada for his ability to inspire and challenge Canadians through humour, and for his leadership in support of charitable causes.
Shirley M. Tilghman, O.C., (Hon DSc 2002) was appointed an officer of the Order of the Canada for her contributions to molecular biology, for her leadership in university education and for her influential efforts to champion women in science and engineering.
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