Sir John Daniel Appointed to Order of Canada


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Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony - Governor General to Invest 49 Recipients into the Order of Canada

(Sept. 13, 2014) OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presided over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, September 12, 2014. The Governor General, who is chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order, bestowed the honour on 4 Companions, 14 Officers and 31 Members.

The Order of Canada was created in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Since its creation, more than 6 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

Sir John Daniel was invited to accept his insignia at the investiture ceremony.

John Daniel, O.C.Vancouver, British Columbia

John Daniel is a champion of open and distance education in Canada and abroad. Committed to improving access to education, he has provided vision and leadership to several institutions, notably as president of Laurentian University and The Open University in the United Kingdom, and through UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning. He has encouraged the use of technology and partnerships to expand learning opportunities, giving the prospect of high-quality post-secondary education to people around the world.