Will Kymlicka, Professor of Philosophy and Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

From the Gazette: “The Order of Canada recognizes people across all sectors of society who have made extraordinary and sustained contributions to the nation. … Dr. Kymlicka’s appointment recognizes his prominent contributions to political philosophy, notably his application of liberal theory to multiculturalism and minority rights.

“A professor in the Department of Philosophy at Queen’s since 1998, he is recognized as one of the top three influential political philosophers in the English-speaking world and has helped pioneer two major fields of research: the normative foundations of minority group rights within liberal democracies and the place of animals within political theory.

“Dr. Kymlicka’s groundbreaking work and exceptional accomplishments have been recognized by the Killam Prize, the Premier’s Discovery Award, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada and the British Academy, honorary degrees from universities Belgium and Denmark, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Gold Medal.”

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