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Queen's alumni honoured with Order of Ontario


Three Queen’s alumni have been named to the Order of Ontario.

Kellie Leitch, Artsci’91, James Orbinski, LLD’07, and Shirley Peruniak, Arts’47, are among 29 appointees who will be honoured by the province’s Lieutenant Governor at a Queen’s Park ceremony on January 28.

Dr. Leitch, of Toronto, is recognized for her contributions as a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon and a national voice for children's health in Canada.

Dr. Orbinski, of Toronto, is a physician, scientist, internationally renowned humanitarian and founding member of Doctors Without Borders and other international organizations aimed at improving global healthcare.

Ms. Peruniak, of Sharbot Lake, is a park naturalist, known as "the heart and soul" of Quetico Provincial Park. She is recognized for her 35 years of conservation and promotion of one of Ontario's world-renowned wilderness destinations.

The Order of Ontario was created in 1986 and recognizes the highest level of individual excellence and achievement in any field. Nominations are made by members of the public. The deadline for nominations is March 16.

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