Congratulations to the Newest Members to the Order of Canada

Posted Jul 3, 2018 9:06 am

On June 29, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, announced 105 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Included among the new appointees to the Order of Canada are four Trinity alumni and a Fellow of the College.

Congratulations to Trinity Fellow Prof. Robert Bothwell and alumni Seana McKenna, Hilary Pearson, Veronica Jane Strong-Boag and Elizabeth Hillman Waterston.

Member of the Order of Canada

Robert Bothwell, C.M.: For his influential research on Canadian history, politics and foreign policy affairs, notably in his authorship of numerous educational publications

Seana McKenna, C.M.: For her extensive contributions to the Canadian stage, notably her celebrated work at the Stratford Festival.  (Read Broadway World's profile on Seana McKenna)

Hilary Pearson, C.M.: For her leadership in establishing a culture of philanthropy in Canada, notably as president of Philanthropic Foundations Canada. 

Veronica Jane Strong-Boag, C.M.: For her activism, for her prolific career as a historian and for her research that has made the history of women an integral part of the study of history in Canada.

Elizabeth Hillman Waterston, C.M., O.Ont.: For her pioneering work in developing the academic field of Canadian literature and for her unwavering commitment as a mentor to writers across the country.

The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest civilian honours. Established in 1967 during Canada’s centennial year, the Order recognizes outstanding achievements, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Click here for more information about the latest appointments to the Order of Canada

We also extend our congratulations to the many other University of Toronto community members appointed to the Order of Canada

The June 2018 honourees join other members of the Trinity community who were recently appointed to the Order of Canada: December 2017 and December 2016.

If we've missed an Order of Canada honouree with a Trinity connection, please let us know - email: