Highest honour to Dundas prof
McMaster engineering professor John Bandler was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada in Ottawa on Friday.
Bandler, who is also a visual artist, novelist and playwright, was honoured for “his scientific contributions that have helped to position Canada at the forefront of microwave engineering.”
The Dundas resident is professor emeritus in McMaster University’s department of electrical and computer engineering.
Six Nations resident, Janice (Kahehti:io) Longboat, has also been named a member of the order, one of the country’s highest civilian honours. Longboat is an advocate for indigenous medicine and culture.
Also among the honourees are Tanya Tagaq Gillis, a Nunavut-based throat singer, former Supreme Court of Canada justice Morris Fish, former federal Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff and former Ontario lieutenant-governor David Onley.
John Bandler of Dundas, left, is invested as Officer of the Order of Canada by Gov. Gen. David Johnston at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday.