Awards, Gerontology, Economics

Congratulations Order of Canada Recipients

January 03, 2017

Two members of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences community are included in Governor General David Johnston’s 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada announced December 30, 2016.

Dr. Gloria Gutman, Professor Emerita in the Department of Gerontology, and SFU Alumna and Chancellor Anne Giardini (B.A. Economics, 1980), were both honoured.

Dr. Gutman is named as a Member of the Order in recognition of her pioneering work in the field of Gerontology. She developed and directed both the Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre and the Gerontology Department from 1982–2005, and is widely known in the field of Gerontology as an educator, researcher, and consultant.  From 2010 – 2014 she served as President of the International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA); she currently sits on the INPEA’s Board of Directors.  Along with a host of other positions and accolades, she is a Research Associate in SFU’s Gerontology Research Centre, a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, a member of the World Health Organization’ s Expert Advisory Panel on Ageing and Health and a member of the Research Management Committee of the Canadian Frailty Network.

Economics Alumna and SFU Chancellor Anne Giardini also adds the Order to her own list of recent professional accomplishments. Named as an Officer of the Order, Giardini is cited for “her varied contributions to our nation’s forestry sector, to higher education and to the literary community.” Chancellor of SFU since June of 2014, Giardini is a respected business leader, a community volunteer, and an author and journalist.

Established in 1967, the Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest civilian honours. It recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation from peoples across all sectors of Canadian society. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Order: “those who bear the Order’s iconic snowflake insignia represent the ever-evolving definition of this country by saying the unsaid and doing the undone.”