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Order of Canada

Thomas Axworthy, O.C., Ph.D.

Toronto, Ontario [Canada]

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on May 1, 2002; Invested on November 30, 2002

Dedicated to educating and inspiring young people, he has put our nation's rich historical heritage in the spotlight as Executive Director of the Historica Foundation of Canada. Under his leadership, the Heritage Project, aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge of Canadian history, became a national multifaceted educational program. A senior policy advisor to government in the early 1980s, he is currently an adjunct lecturer at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also a member of the board of directors of several national non-profit organizations, such as the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific and the Harmony Foundation.