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Honorary degree recipient promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada

Insignia representing an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Insignia representing an Officer of the Order of Canada.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology congratulates 2013 honorary degree recipient Lorne Trottier (Doctor of Science, honoris causa) on being named an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the nation’s highest civilian honours.

Mr. Trottier of Beaconsfield, Quebec was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2007. He was promoted within the Order in December 2016 by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. He will accept his insignia at a ceremony at a later date.

Mr. Trottier is a dedicated philanthropist, entrepreneur and innovator who has forged new paths toward and financially supported the development of safe, clean and reliable energy in Canada. He envisions a future in which Canada is seen as an international leader in innovative clean-energy solutions.

The Order of Canada was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Nearly 7,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

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