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Order of Canada

Hubert Reeves, C.C., O.Q., Ph.D.

Paris [France]

Companion of the Order of Canada

Awarded on October 30, 2003; Invested on February 27, 2007

An internationally renowned astrophysicist, cosmologist and writer, Hubert Reeves is also one of our most outstanding popularizers of scientific knowledge. This eminent researcher with the National Centre for Scientific Research in Paris also shares his knowledge elsewhere, notably at the physics department of the Université de Montréal. Recognized as a remarkable communicator, he uses a wide range of media to reach academics and the public. His professional skills are equalled by his exceptional humanity. As a mentor, adviser and a philanthropist, he contributed to the creation of a permanent scholarship fund for the study of astrophysics at Université Laval. In addition, this dedicated scientist devotes a great deal of energy to ecological causes. This is a promotion within the Order.

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on April 19, 1991;

Research Director at the National Centre for Scientific Research in Paris and Science Adviser at the Commission for Atomic Energy in Saclay, France, this internationally renowned Montreal astrophysicist has contributed substantially to the development of space science. Not only is he an authority in the area of scientific research but he also strives to popularize and disseminate to a wide audience the ideas and discoveries of astrophysics and nuclear physics.