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Local Woman Appointed To The Order Of Canada

KAWARTHA LAKES-A Douro-Dummer resident has been named to the Order of Canada.

Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) McGregor, C.M. is honoured for her promotion of women in science and for her commitment to nurturing Canada’s next generation of leaders.

McGregor is a two-time candidate for Parliament, and life-long activist promoting women in public life. Developed ‘Tool Kit’. Keynote speaker for Welsh National Assembly ‘Women in Public Life Development Scheme’ promoting and empowering women to compete for corporate boards, leadership positions and Parliament.

She has experience with UN in Asia and Europe, published guidebooks on Gender & Microenterprise, Environment, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Agriculture. Coauthor UNESCO World Science Report chapter The Gender Dimension. Author Commonwealth Guidebook on GBA for Science and Industry Ministries. Catalyst for Rotary International project ‘Digital Story Telling of Elders’ at Curve Lake First Nation.

Founding architect APEC Women Leaders Network and the UN-CSTD Gender Advisory Board. Served on Heifer International ‘Women in Livestock Development (WiLD)’ Board, the Gender Advisory Board of IICA in the Americas and Harvard’s Women’s Leadership Board. Founder ‘World Women’s Veterinary Association’.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, announced 135 appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include 2 Companions (C.C.), 39 Officers (O.C.), 1 honorary Member and 93 Members (C.M.).

The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest civilian honours. Its Companions, Officers and Members take to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”).

Canada is defined by the people that make up this great country. These most recent nominees to the Order of Canada are shining examples of the commitment and outstanding contributions Canadians have made to the well-being of communities throughout this land, whether it be social, environmental, scientific, economic, cultural or related to mental and physical health. To all of the nominees, congratulations and thank you.” said Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada

Created in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. More than 7,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Those who bear the Order’s iconic snowflake insignia have changed our nation’s measure of success and, through the sum of their accomplishments, have helped us build a better Canada according to the government.

William Arthur Humber, C.M of Bowmanville was also honoured for his contributions as Canada’s premier baseball historian, who has highlighted the key ways in which the sport’s history is linked to our nation.

Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada. For more information about the Order of Canada or to nominate someone, visit www.gg.ca/en/honours.


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