- 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.
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