Dr. Fred Urquhart and Mrs. Norah Urquhart Appointed to the Order of Canada

Donald A. Davis donald.davis at utoronto.ca
Thu Jul 9 03:42:23 EDT 1998

I am delighted to announce that today, Dr. Fred Urquhart, and his wife,
Norah, were appointed to the Order of Canada - Canada's highest civilian

Congratulatory messages can be mailed to Fred and Norah at: 3815
Military Trail, Scarborough, Ontario, M1C 1A7, or e-mailed to this
writer at: donald.davis at utoronto.ca.

Fred will celebrate his 87th birthday in December 1998. Norah recently
celebrated her 80th birthday. 

Don Davis
Toronto, ON
Frederick Albert Urquhart, C.M.
Norah Roden Urquhart, C.M.
Scarborough, Ont.
Members of the Order of Canada

They are credited with one of the greatest natural history discoveries
of our time. After forty years of determination in mobilizing thousands
of professionals and amateurs in a massive volunteer tagging program,
they located the over-wintering sites of the monarch butterfly in a
remote area of Mexico. Thanks to their advocacy of protecting the
butterflies’ habitat, ecological preserves have been established
throughout North America, including the first municipal butterfly
garden, named in their honour, in Dundas, Ontario. Their life-long,
dedicated research on insect migration has raised environmental
awareness among everyone from scientists to school children.  They have
generously shared their knowledge on the important role insects play in
a healthy ecosystem and our part in ensuring the survival of the planet
by caring for a fragile species.



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July 8, 1998


OTTAWA   Seventy-two appointments to the Order of Canada were announced
today by the Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, Chancellor and
Principal Companion of the Order.  The list of appointments includes
four Companions (C.C.), 23 Officers (O.C.) and 
45 Members (C.M.).

In announcing the appointments, the Governor General paid tribute to the
recipients whose contributions cover a wide range of fields from the
arts, voluntarism and philanthropy to business, science, education and
public service.

The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding
achievement and service in various fields of human endeavour.  The first
person to be invested in the Order was the Right Honourable Roland
Michener, who received the insignia of Chancellor from Her Majesty on
July~5, 1967.  Appointments are made on the recommendation of an
Advisory Council, chaired by the Chief Justice of Canada.  Any
individual may nominate a fellow citizen for appointment to the Order by
sending a letter of recommendation to the Director of Honours, The
Chancellery, Government House, Ottawa.

The new appointments are in effect as of May~6, 1998.  The appointees
will be invited to future investiture ceremonies to be held at Rideau
Hall.  At that time, the Governor General will present the insignia of
the Order.

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