Queen's University

Robin Boadway appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada

 
2008-07-02

Internationally renowned Queen's economist Robin Boadway has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada.

“This is a great honour, and one that is shared by very few Canadian economists,” says James MacKinnon, head of the Department of Economics.

Queen's economist Tom Courchene is also an Officer of the Order of Canada. The director of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations in the School of Policy Studies and Jarislowsky-Deutsch Professor of Economics and Financial Policy was invested in 1999.

The appointment of Dr. Boadway, who is the Sir Edward Peacock Professor of Economics and a leading scholar in the field of public sector economics, was announced July 1 – the same day as he begins his appointment as the inaugural David Chadwick Smith Chair. The chair, announced in June, honours the former principal's outstanding contribution to the university and to higher education in Canada. Shortly after Dr. Smith's death in May 2000, the Economics department conceived of the chair as memorial to him.

Also on July 1, Queen's alumnus and the 2005 Robert Sutherland Visitor George Elliot Clarke was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada. The University of Toronto professor was recognized for his contributions as a poet, professor and volunteer who has brought his original voice and his perspective on the Black experience to contemporary Canadian literature, and has generously shared his time and talents with young and emerging writers.

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