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Order of Canada
John Spencer MacDonald, O.C., Ph.D., F.C.A.E., P.Eng.
Vancouver, British Columbia [Canada]
Officer of the Order of Canada
Awarded on November 17, 1988; Invested on April 12, 1989
An outstanding professional engineer, educator and entrepreneur, he has enhanced Canada's reputation in the realm of high technology as Chairman of MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, a leader in imaging technology and the preferred supplier of satellite ground stations around the world. A valued member of many national and provincial scientific organizations, he has worked towards improving the policy environment within which industry and science work together and is a model for the new breed of "high-tech" engineers.