Order of Canada

Turpel-Lafond removed from Order of Canada after Indigenous identity discredited

Turpel-Lafond removed from Order of Canada after Indigenous identity discredited

Nov 5, 2023 | 8:14am
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a high-profile former judge whose claims to Indigenous identity have been discredited, is no longer a member of the Order of Canada. A notice in Saturday’s Canada Gazette, the federal government’s official newspaper, said her appointment was terminated on Sept. 26 following her own request and the Governor General’s subsequent approval. She […]

Regina interpersonal violence advocate appointed to Order of Canada

Jan 21, 2023 | 8:56am

A long-time Regina resident who has been an active voice on the issue of interpersonal violence has been appointed as an Officer to the Order of Canada. Rod McKendrick, an interpersonal violence specialist with the Ministry of Justice and the vice-chair of the PraireAction Foundation, was appointed due to his steadfast commitment to ending interpersonal […]

U of R professor appointed to Order of Canada

Jan 16, 2023 | 2:08pm

A professor at the University of Regina has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for his ongoing research, mentorship, and clinical practice in mental health research and treatment. Dr. Gordon Asmundson, a psychology professor at the U of R, said he is still shocked by being appointed to the Order of Canada, […]