Two Queen's alumni are among the 90 new appointments to the Order of Canada, announced December 30 by the Governor General of Canada.
Donald Sobey, C.M., Com'57, was named a Member of the Order in recognition of his contributions as a philanthropist and entrepreneur, notably for founding one of Canada’s leading awards for young artists, the Sobey Art Award. With his son Rob, Artsci’88, Mr. Sobey established the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship at Queen's, awarded annually to six students from Atlantic Canada to study at the Queen’s School of Business.
Blue Rodeo singer/guitarist Jim Cuddy, O.C., Artsci’82, was named an Officer of the Order of Canada, together with his bandmate Greg Keelor. The musicians were honoured for their contributions to Canadian music and supporting various charitable causes. Blue Rodeo has been performing for more than 25 years and the band was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2012.