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English professor emeritus Sandra Djwa named to the Order of Canada
Sandra Djwa, professor emeritus and former chair of English at Simon Fraser University, has been named to the Order of Canada for her contributions to the fields of Canadian literature and Canadian literary criticism. The honour, bestowed by the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, is awarded to individuals who make extraordinary contributions to the nation.
Djwa taught Canadian literature at SFU for 37 years and served as department chair between 1986 and 1994. As the author of ten books and numerous articles on Canadian literature, Djwa has received many awards in her long career. She earned the 2013 Governor-General’s Award for non-fiction and the 2014 Canada Prize in the Humanities for her publication, Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page. In 2019, she was made a lifetime member of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)—one of Canada’s highest academic honours.