UBC faculty of medicine’s Drs. Paul Dubord, Donald Enarson, Granger Avery and Martin Schechter have been appointed to the Order of Canada.
The appointments were announced by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada. Considered one of the country’s highest civilian honours, the Order of Canada recognizes those who have enriched the lives of others and made extraordinary contributions to the nation.
“The Order of Canada celebrates the lives, endeavours and successes of people from coast to coast to coast and from all walks of life. Those being appointed today come from a variety of sectors, have achieved national and international success, and have shown ingenuity, innovation and generosity,” said Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada. “What’s more, they have made a difference in their communities and for Canada with their outstanding dedication and commitment.”
The appointees will be presented with their insignia at future investiture ceremonies.
Officers of the Order of Canada (O.C.)
Dr. Paul Joseph Dubord, O.C.
Dr. Dubord, a professor emeritus in the department of ophthalmology, is recognized for his contributions to ophthalmology and for his tireless humanitarian work on the international stage, notably in India.
Dr. Donald Arthur Enarson, O.C. (deceased)
Dr. Enarson, a former professor in the department of medicine, is recognized for his work as a scientist, professor and physician who has contributed to greater understanding and improvement of lung health and global tuberculosis control.
Members of the Order of Canada (C.M.)
Dr. Granger Richard Avery, C.M.
Dr. Avery, a clinical professor in the department of family practice, is recognized for his incisive leadership in the practice of rural medicine and for his tireless commitment to improving Canada’s health care system.
Dr. Martin Schechter, C.M., O.B.C.
Dr. Schechter, a professor in the school of population and public health, is recognized for his groundbreaking research in HIV/AIDS treatment protocols and for his leadership in the development of numerous leading-edge health institutes.