December 30, 2010 11:18 am

Six Montrealers named to Order of Canada

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MONTREAL, Que. – Six Montrealers were named to the Order of Canada on Thursday.

Governor General David Johnston announced the appointments, along with 48 others, in a release issued Thursday morning.

The Montreal honourees include Nicole Brossard, Sylvia R. Cruess, Maurice McGregor, Monique Giroux, Gilles Julien and Camille Limoges. The first three have been named Officers of the Order, an award that recognizes a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large. The last three have been named Members of the Order, which recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service in or to a particular community, group or field of activity.

The Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest civilian honours. In the last 40 years, more than 5,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

Recipients’ Citations:

Nicole Brossard, Officer of the Order of Canada, for her contributions to literature as a poet, novelist, essayist and publisher.

Sylvia R. Cruess, Officer of the Order of Canada, for her pioneering contributions to medical education.

Maurice McGregor, Officer of the Order of Canada, for having pioneered and championed the field of health technology assessment in Canada, and for his leadership in medical education and cardiology.

Monique Giroux, Member of the Order of Canada, for her contributions to the promotion of French song in Canada and abroad as a radio broadcaster, producer and journalist.

Gilles Julien, Member of the Order of Canada, for his innovative contributions as a driving force in social pediatrics.

Camille Limoges, Member of the Order of Canada, for his contributions to the development and direction of research in Canada as a science and technology historian.

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