Two USask graduates have been named to the Order of Canada, a distinction for their outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to Canada.
David Waltner-Toews (DVM'78) was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada “for his leadership and expertise in ecosystem approaches to health, and for supporting development worldwide.
Parminder S. Raina (BSc'89) was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada “for his leading research in ageing and population health in Canada and for his impact on national policymaking in geriatric care services.”
Gov. Gen. Mary Simon announced the 85 new appointees to the Order of Canada on June 29. Appointees included 1 Companion (C.C.), 13 Officers (O.C.) and 71 Members (C.M.).
Established in 1967, the Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System and recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society for their contributions to communities throughout Canada. To date, more than 7,600 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.