High­est hon­our to Dundas prof

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

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.

FRED CHARTRAND, THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

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.

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