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Order of Canada
Walter Edgar Harris, C.M., Ph.D., D.Sc., F.R.S.C.
Edmonton, Alberta [Canada]
Member of the Order of Canada
Awarded on May 6, 1998; Invested on October 22, 1998
This analytical chemist has made innovative contributions through his work in assessing health risks of hazardous materials and environmental contaminants. As an expert advisor on the environmental impact of waste disposal, he has been a key participant in many provincial forums. A Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta, he has also distinguished himself through his excellence in teaching and research. Known for his integrity and wisdom, he is a strong proponent of bringing a scientific perspective to issues of broad public concern.
Deceased on October 21, 2011