UTM alumna Roberta Bondar promoted to Companion of Order of Canada

Roberta Bondar in spacesuit
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 11:01am
Geoffrey Vendeville, Jennifer Robinson & Romi Levine

More than two dozen leading lights associated with the University of Toronto--including UTM alumna Roberta Bondar--have been recognized by the Order of Canada – one of the country's highest civilian honours.

The long list of luminaries associated with U of T includes David Cameron, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science. Cameron has been named a Member of the Order for his “governmental expertise in federal negotiations and constitutional affairs,” as well as his contributions as a scholar and academic leader. 

A professor of political science, Cameron has lent his expertise to governments around the world. He's advised the government of Sri Lanka, travelled to Baghdad on behalf of a Washington-based institute promoting democracy and helped the Estonian government reform the country's constitution. 

The new appointees and promotions within the Order were announced Friday by Governor General Julie Payette, herself a U of T alumna and former astronaut who was the first Canadian to board the International Space Station.

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