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Order of Canada

Savvas Chamberlain, C.M., Ph.D., D.Eng., F.C.A.E.

Waterloo, Ontario [Canada]

Member of the Order of Canada

Awarded on May 25, 2009; Invested on June 18, 2010

Savvas Chamberlain has enhanced Canada's reputation as a leader in the high-technology sector. As a scientist, academic and entrepreneur, he has led the development of state-of-the-art image sensors for a variety of scientific, medical and industrial applications. He is a former professor of electrical engineering at the University of Waterloo, and is the founder of DALSA, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of high-performance digital imaging and semiconductors. Over the years, he has contributed to his community and to numerous national and international organizations.