Thursday, June 30, 2016

Historians appointed to the Order of Canada

John English
No small crop of historians and associated creators appointed officers or members of the Order of Canada in the Canada Day list this year.
  • John English, professor, biographer, former editor of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, one-time Member of Parliament -- becomes an officer
  • Joseph-Georges Arsenault, historian and preservationist of Prince Edward Island Acadians
  • Elaine Keillor, musician, musicologist, and music historian
  • Laurier Lacroix, professor of art history and specialist in early 20th century Quebec art
  • James St.George Walker, professor, historian of African-Canadians and minority communities in Canada.
  • Gail Dexter Lord, museologist and principal of Lord Cultural Management, eminent designer of museum exhibitions worldwide.

Among writers, not so many, but I'm delighted to see Robert Sawyer, the very prolific Toronto-based writer of internationally acclaimed science fiction.

Full list here
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