For­mer Chair Of The Board Of Bishop’s Univer­sity Dr. Robert Gor­don Named Of­fi­cer Of The Or­der Of Canada

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

Dr. Robert “Squee” Gor­don, C.M., B.A. ‘60, M.A. ’70, D.C.L. ’04, for­mer Chair of the Cor­po­ra­tion and first Chair of the Board of Gov­er­nors of Bishop’s Univer­sity, will be in­vested as Of­fi­cer of the Or­der of Canada.

His Ex­cel­lency the Right Hon­ourable David John­ston, Gover­nor Gen­eral of Canada, an­nounced the hon­our would be be­stowed on Dr. Gor­don for his con­tri­bu­tions to the Cana­dian col­lege sys­tem as a long-time aca­demic ad­min­is­tra­tor. The Or­der of Canada was cre­ated in 1967, dur­ing Canada’s cen­ten­nial year, to rec­og­nize out­stand­ing achieve­ment, ded­i­ca­tion to the com­mu­nity and ser­vice to the na­tion. Its motto is DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (They de­sire a bet­ter coun­try).

“We are very proud of Squee and de­lighted that he will re­ceive this hon­our,” said Michael Gold­bloom, C.M., Prin­ci­pal and Vice-Chan­cel­lor of Bishop’s Univer­sity. “He is an out­stand­ing mem­ber of our com­mu­nity, and we con­grat­u­late him on this ex­cep­tional achieve­ment.”

Dr. Gor­don’s ser­vice to Bishop’s Univer­sity has been rec­og­nized through the con­fer­ral of an honorary doc­tor­ate in 2004, the Award of Merit in 2000 and the Alum­nus of the Year award in 1971. He was cho­sen the best all-around ath­lete in the Univer­sity upon his grad­u­a­tion in 1960.

Dr. Gor­don is a mem­ber of the Post­sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion Qual­ity As­sess­ment Board of On­tario. He has acted as a con­sul­tant for the Cana­dian In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment Agency, as a Pol­icy Ad­vi­sor to the fed­eral gov­ern­ment on post­sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion, and as ‘Leader-in-Res­i­dence’ of the Coun­cil for Emerg­ing Lead­ers of the Con­fer­ence Board of Canada.

The Pres­i­dent of Hum­ber In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy and Ad­vanced Learn­ing (On­tario) for 25 years, he has served as Pres­i­dent of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Cana­dian Com­mu­nity Col­leges and of the Amer­i­can-based League for In­no­va­tion in the Com­mu­nity Col­lege. He has chaired the On­tario Tech­nol­ogy Fund and the Com­mit­tee of Pres­i­dents of Col­leges On­tario, and has served as a mem­ber of the Premier’s Coun­cil of On­tario. He has also served as Pres­i­dent and Chair of the Board of Canada Bas­ket­ball.

Dr. Gor­don’s many con­tri­bu­tions have been recog­nised by the Gov­ern­ment of On­tario through the award of the Or­der of On­tario.

Dr. Robert “Squee” Gor­don

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