Queen's professor and alumni named to the Order of Canada
Noel James (Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering) was recently appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to geology and carbonate sedimentology.
“Dr. James’ impressive career has made him the pre-eminent researcher internationally on the origin of carbonates, the sediments and rocks that cover a quarter of the Earth’s surface and host much of the world’s oil and gas,” says Acting Department Head Vicki Remenda.
Dr. James, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, joined Queen’s as a professor in 1988. He has authored nearly 200 scientific papers and several books on carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis, and has won research awards for his papers and presentations from at least four international societies. He is currently conducting fieldwork in Australia.
Dr. James is the third professor from the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen’s to receive the Order of Canada. The late Robert J. Uffen and Professor Emeritus Raymond Price were named as Officers of the Order of Canada in 1983 and 2004, respectively.
Several Queen’s alumni also recently received one of Canada’s highest civilian honours:
Officer of the Order of Canada
• Robert Fowler [BA ’68, LLD’11 (Hon)] for his contributions as a public servant and diplomat
• Peter MacKinnon (Law’72) for his commitment to education, innovation and research excellence
Member of the Order of Canada
• Daphne Dumont (BA’74) for her work as a lawyer and volunteer with various legal associations
• Mary Hetherington (BA’54) for her pioneering achievements as a woman in law and for her work in northern communities
• Kathleen Sendall (Sc’77) for her contributions to the advancement of women in engineering and the corporate sector
Former Ontario Lieutenant-Governor James Bartleman and BMO Vice-Chair Kevin Lynch, who both hold honorary degrees from Queen’s, were also named Officers of the Order of Canada.
The Order of Canada recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation. More than 5,000 people have been invested into the Order since it was established in 1967.
More details about the Order of Canada can be found online.