Barnhart appointed member of the Order of Canada

Gordon Barnhart, interim president of the University of Saskatchewan, was one of 83 new appointees to the Order of Canada announced June 30 by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

Barnhart, who is a former lieutenant governor of Saskatchewan, will be invited to accept his insignia as a member of Order of Canada at a later date. In all, 64 people were appointed as members of the order, three as companions and 19 as officers. The member designation recognizes contributions at the local or regional level, or in a special field of activity. Barnhart's citation notes his contributions to democratic governance and the legislative process in Saskatchewan and Canada.Â

The Order of Canada was established in 1967, during the country's centennial year. Among Canada's highest civilian honours, the order recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Since its inception, more than 6,000 people have been invested.

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