Former ICDE President Sir John Daniel appointed Officer of the Order of Canada


Sir John Daniel, ICDE President 1982-85 and Hon. Life Member, was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada, the Hon. David Johnston, at Government House in Ottawa on 12 September 2014.

He was appointed to this prestigious position for his ‘advancement of open learning and distance education in Canada and around the world’.

Sir John has received national honours in the three countries where he has lived and worked as a result of his extensive work in the field of education. In France he received the Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Chevalier–1986; Officier–1991); in the United Kingdom the Knight Bachelor (1994); and now in Canada the Order of Canada (Officer–2013).

The Officer of the Order of Canada is an award given to those who have ‘a lifetime of achievement and merit of high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large’. More information about the prestigious award is available on the Governor General of Canada website.

Photo credit: Sgt Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall © Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada represented by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, 2014