The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest civilian honours. Its Companions, Officers and Members take to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM – “They desire a better country”.
Created in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. More than 7,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Those who bear the Order’s iconic snowflake insignia have changed our nation’s measure of success and, through the sum of their accomplishments, have helped us build a better Canada.
Today we celebrate three UBC Department of Medicine members who have been bestowed this wonderful honour:
Dr. Lynn Beattie, Professor Emeritus, UBC Division of Geriatric Medicine has been appointed a member of the Order of Canada for her pioneering contributions to the field of geriatric medicine in Canada and abroad.
Dr. Joseph Connors, Clinical Professor Emeritus, UBC Division of Medical Oncology has been appointed a member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to the study and treatment of lymphoid cancers, and for his role in the advancement of lymphoma care in Canada.
Dr. Roger Wong, Clinical Professor, UBC Division of Geriatric Medicine has been appointed a member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to the field of geriatric medicine, including the advancement of policies, education and specialized, culturally sensitive health care.
Appointments are made by the governor-general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada. For more information about the newest appointees, please visit: https://www.gg.ca/en/activities/2020/governor-general-announces-114-new-appointments-order-canada