July 06, 2011
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Lakehead Professor Appointed to Order of Canada

On June 30, Dr. Ruth Kajander, MD, D.Psych, FRCP, was appointed to the Order of Canada along with 49 other exceptional Canadians. Kajander, and local lawyer and alumnus David Shannon, are the first Thunder Bay residents appointed to the Order of Canada since Paul Shaffer in December 2007.

Kajander's Lakehead connections are many: she worked under Lakehead's first President as a psychology and sociology professor, she initiated a psychiatric consultation and counselling service, sat on the Board of Governors for over a decade, served on four major research committees, was appointed to the Lakehead Foundation, and created the Arthur and Ruth Kajander Merit Award to advance student success at Lakehead.

Kajander was honoured with the Order of Canada for her dedication to mental health care.

To learn more, the full media release is available through the Governor General of Canada website.

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