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Order of Canada

Margaret Ormsby, C.M., O.B.C., Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S.C.

Vernon, British Columbia [Canada]

Member of the Order of Canada

Awarded on November 15, 1995; Invested on May 8, 1996

A respected historian and the first woman president of the Canadian Historical Association, she was a pioneer of women academics at the University of British Columbia, a front-rank scholar and a much-loved teacher. Throughout her long career she contributed immensely to the education of generations of students and encouraged the public's appreciation of local history.