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Honoured for his achievements

Queen’s professor emeritus Art McDonald receives Order of Nova Scotia.

  • Dr. McDonald and the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant. (Photo Credit: Michael Creagen/Nova Scotia Office of Protocol)
    Dr. McDonald and the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant. (Photo Credit: Michael Creagen/Nova Scotia Office of Protocol)
  • Dr. Art McDonald received the Order of Nova Scotia in recognition of his status as an “ambassador of Canadian science, who has not lost touch with his Nova Scotia roots.” (Photo Credit: Michael Creagen/Nova Scotia Office of Protocol)
    Dr. Art McDonald received the Order of Nova Scotia in recognition of his numerous contributions to science and our understanding of the universe around us. (Photo Credit: Michael Creagen/Nova Scotia Office of Protocol)
  • Dr. McDonald and his fellow Order of Nova Scotia recipients. (Photo Credit: Michael Creagen/Nova Scotia Office of Protocol)
    Dr. McDonald and his fellow Order of Nova Scotia recipients. (Photo Credit: Michael Creagen/Nova Scotia Office of Protocol)

On October 12, Queen's professor emeritus Art McDonald was invested in the Order of Nova Scotia. The honour came in recognition of his lifetime of scientific achievement and his role as an "ambassador of Canadian science, who has not lost touch with his Nova Scotia roots."

Dr. McDonald was one of five prominent Nova Scotians invested in the Order, in a ceremony at Province House led by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant. Other recipients included self-taught paleontologist Donald Reid, Mi'kmaq elder Douglas Knockwood, bioethicist Francoise Baylis and puppet creator Jim Morrow.

For more information on the Order of Nova Scotia and this year's recipients, please visit the Nova Scotia Office of Protocol website.