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Queen’s University Chancellor Murray Sinclair named to Order of Canada

The Honourable Murray Sinclair, C.C., MSc, LLD’19 (honorary) 15th Chancellor of Queen's University, has been named a Companion of the Order of Canada. 

PHOTO: The Honourable Murray Sinclair received an honorary doctorate from Queen's during a fall convocation ceremony in 2019. (University Communications.)
Chancellor Sinclair was one of 135 appointments to the Order of Canada, announced Wednesday, Dec. 29, by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada. The list also included five other members of the Queen’s community.

Chancellor Sinclair has had many accomplishments throughout his career, including acting as Manitoba’s first Indigenous judge. He was the former chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and recently retired from the Canadian Senate. Chancellor Sinclair has received honorary doctorates from 14 universities, including Queen’s in 2019. He currently serves as general counsel to Cochrane Saxberg LLP, Manitoba’s largest Indigenous law firm. Chancellor Sinclair is perhaps best known for chairing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and oversaw its ground-breaking final report in 2015.   

The Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest civilian honours, recognizing those with outstanding achievements who are dedicated to shaping their communities, taking an innovative approach to their work, and who aspire to serve the nation.

Visit The Order of Canada website to view a full list of appointees.


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