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A list of appointees named to the Order of Ontario

A list of the 29 appointees named Monday to the Order ofOntario.

Here is a list of the 29 appointees named Monday to the Order of Ontario. Lt.-Gov. David Onley will bestow the honour at a ceremony Jan. 28 at the Ontario legislature.

- Constance Backhouse of Ottawa, a professor and legal historian, recognized for her feminist research and publications on gender and race within the Canadian legal system.

- Dr. Philip Berger of Toronto, a physician and leader in the fields of urban medicine, addiction, homelessness and HIV/AIDS care.

- Lawrence Bloomberg of Toronto, director to the National Bank od Canada who is noted for his volunteerism and philanthropic contributions to health care, innovation and education in Ontario.

- Lesley Jane Boake of Barrie, an educator and founder of Canine Opportunity, People Empowerment, an innovative service-dog training program for the disabled and youth at risk leaving school early.

- Dr. Helen Chan of Toronto, a renowned clinical oncologist recognized for her breakthrough treatment of retinoblastoma in children, a rare cancer of the eyes.

- Peter Crossgrove of Sudbury, a businessman and director of mining and natural resource companies who has helped raise millions of dollars for Ontario's health care and cancer care organizations.

- Mike DeGagne of Ottawa, a community leader dedicated to improving the health, wellness, education and governance of aboriginals.

- Levente Diosady of Toronto, a leader in the field of food process engineering. His achievement, a technique to combat iodine deficiency and anemia, has benefitted millions around the world.

- Fraser Dougall of Thunder Bay, a media owner and philanthropist who promotes and supports community interests and local projects through his radio and TV programming.

- Jacques Flamand of Ottawa, a writer and promoter of Franco-Ontarian literature whose work is recognized in Canada and abroad.

- Jean Gagnon of Sturgeon Falls, an advocate for the health and safety of workers and victims of industrial disease, and their survivors, to receive compensation. He has contributed to the awareness of safe work environments in Ontario.

- Paul Godfrey of Toronto, CEO of the National Post known for leadership in municipal governance and the creation of the Herbie Fund, which pays for life-saving operations for children around the world.

- Peter Godsoe of Toronto, a business leader and former president of Scotiabank, whose philanthropic contributions have supported community causes, particularly education, health care and the arts.

- Ovid Jackson of Owen Sound, a retired teacher and politician who has helped youth, newcomers and the disabled.

- Dr. Kellie Leitch of Toronto, for her contributions as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and a national voice for children's health.

- Gerry Lougheed of Sudbury, a funeral director and leader in volunteerism who has championed such causes as cancer care and hospital development.

- Diana Mady Kelly of Windsor, a professor, actor, theatre director and award-winning teacher of dramatic art who is recognized for her contributions to theatre and arts administration.

- Naseem Mahdi of Vaughan, a spiritual leader who promotes respect and understanding of world religions.

- Dr. Samantha Nutt of Toronto, a family physician who co-founded War Child Canada, and has gained recognition as a leader in humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations in conflict zones.

- Dr. James Orbinski of Toronto, a physician, scientist, humanitarian and founding member of Doctors Without Borders and other international organizations aimed at improving global health care.

- Bonnie Patterson of Lakefield, a former university president who has championed the advancement of high-quality, post-secondary education in Ontario and Canada.

- Shirley Peruniak of Sharbot Lake, a park naturalist, known as “the heart and soul” of Quetico Provincial Park for her 35 years of conservation and promotion of one of Ontario's world-renowned wilderness destinations.

- Alice Porter of Shelburne, a nurse and missionary with an impressive record of more than 50 years of community service in Canada and India.

- Ken Shaw of Oshawa, a TV anchor and philanthropist who works for local charities and community events.

- Janet Stewart of London, a lawyer who advocates for the advancement of women in the law and is known for her compassion and commitment to philanthropic activities in the London area.

- Shirley Thomson of Ottawa, a leading national figure in the promotion of visual arts in Canada for more than 40 years.

- George Turnbull of Toronto, an expert in financial services and a philanthropist whose contributions have supported healt-care research, community services, education and the arts.

- Dr. Mladen Vranic of Toronto, a scientist and leader in diabetes research who pioneered tracer methods that demonstrated the importance of exercise and of beneficial stresses in preventing diabetes.

- Dr. Anne-Marie Zajdlik of Rockwood, a family physician and leading AIDS activists who works to alleviate the impact of the worldwide AIDS crisis.

- Ed Ratushny of Ottawa, an expert on the Canadian judiciary who was appointed in 2008.

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