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Victoria residents among those honoured on Order of Canada list


Two Victoria residents were among 17 British Columbians and 144 Canadians appointed to the Order of Canada on Friday.

Max Blouw, a former president and vice-chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University, receives the designatio­n for his leadership as an academic administra­tor and for his advancemen­t of evidence-based research at Canadian universiti­es. In 2019, Blouw was appointed president of the Research Universiti­es’ Council of British Columbia.

Joseph Connors was honoured for his contributi­ons to the study and treatment of lymphoid cancers, and for his role in the advancemen­t of lymphoma care in Canada. The award-winning lymphoid cancer clinician scientist retired from clinical practice in 2018 after 37 years at B.C. Cancer.

The Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes Canadians from all sectors of society for their outstandin­g achievemen­ts, dedication to their communitie­s and service to the nation.

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette announced the new appointmen­ts to the Order of Canada on Friday. According to the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, in-person award ceremonies are on hold due to the pandemic. Others honoured include champion ice-dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and Olympic champion swimmer Mark Tewksbury.

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Max Blouw

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