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Community Member Awards

Congratulations to our York University community members. Their forward thinking is making a positive impact on our province – and our world.

The Order of Canada

2013-14 recipients appointed Members of the Order of Canada, recognized for a lifetime of distinguished service in or to a particular community, group or field of activity:

  • Mamdouh Shoukri, York University President and Vice-Chancellor
  • Paul Cantor, past chair of the Board of Governors of York University

They will be invested at a later date in 2014.

Mamdouh ShoukriThe Order of Ontario

Recipients of our province’s highest honour:

  • 2013: Mamdouh Shoukri, president & vice-chancellor, York University
  • 2014: Irving Abella, professor, York University

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Recipients Include:

  • Diamond Jubilee MedalCarol Anderson, professor, Department of Dance
  • Harry Arthurs, professor emeritus, Osgoode Hall Law School, and president emeritus, York University
  • James Carley, distinguished research professor, Department of English, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Kenneth Davey, distinguished research professor emeritus, Department of Biology, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Robert Denault, digital media support specialist, Learning Technology Services
  • Sheila Embleton, distinguished research professor, Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • George Fallis, university professor, Department of Economics, Department of Social Science
  • David Gibson, digital media support specialist, Learning Technology Services
  • James Gillies, professor emeritus of policy, dean emeritus, and university professor, Schulich School of Business
  • Norman Gledhill, School of Kinesiology and Health Science
  • Fred Gorbet, professor and co-director, Financial Services Program, Schulich School of Business
  • Dezsö Horváth, dean, Schulich School of Business
  • Ian MacDonald, professor emeritus of policy, Schulich School of Business, and president emeritus, York University
  • Lorna Marsden, president emerita, York University
  • Ken McBey, associate professor, School of Human Resource Management
  • Bob McKenzie, assistant manager, media services, Learning Technology Services
  • R. Roy McMurtry, chancellor, York University
  • Trina McQueen, adjunct professor, Schulich School of Business
  • Ken McRoberts, principal, Glendon College
  • Mary Jane Mossman, university professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Kelly Parke, program organizer, Learning Technology Services
  • Ronald Pearlman, university professor emeritus, Department of Biology
  • David Phipps, executive director, Research & Innovation Services
  • David Martin Regan, distinguished research professor emeritus, Department of Psychology, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Marcia Rioux, professor, School of Health Policy & Management, and director, York Institute for Health Research
  • Catherine Robbin, professor, Department of Music
  • Gordon Shepherd, distinguished research professor emeritus of space science, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Mamdouh Shoukri, president and vice-chancellor, York University
  • Peter Victor, professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies
  • Jianhong Wu, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and Canada Research Chair in Industrial and Applied Mathematics
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