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  • February 04, 2015

Ontario Honours Orléans Resident With Province’s Highest Honour

Lieutenant Governor Makes New Appointments to the Order of Ontario

Sylvie Lamoureux of Orléans was among 26 individuals invested into the Order of Ontario.

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, invested the new appointees at a ceremony held at Queen’s Park.

Sylvie Lamoureux was recognized for her dedication to French education. She is an associate professor at the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute at the University of Ottawa. Lamoureux is a respected teacher, scholar, and academic who studies the postsecondary experience of Francophone students. Her areas of expertise in teaching and research are language planning and policy, curriculum foundations and analysis, teaching and learning in minority language and bilingual settings, higher education and leadership in minority language settings

Other appointees include internationally celebrated writer and lecturer John Ralston Saul, social justice advocate Barbara MacQuarrie and former Executive Director of the Canadian branch of Doctors Without Borders, Marilyn McHarg.

The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest honour. It recognizes any current or former long-time resident of Ontario who has demonstrated a high level of individual excellence and achievement in any field benefiting the people of Ontario or anywhere in the world.



“I am proud to formally welcome these 26 remarkable people into the Order of Ontario. Their diverse and significant contributions have had an impact on the lives of millions of Ontarians, improving our quality of life, making our communities stronger and positioning this province as an international centre of excellence in many endeavours.”
– The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

“Individuals like Sylvie Lamoureux show us what is possible when passion meets perseverance. They remind us how much impact one person can have and they inspire each of us to strive for excellence in our own lives.”
— MPP Marie-France Lalonde, Ottawa-Orléans

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