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Presentation of Vanier Medal

January 12, 2012

 Governor General to Present Vanier Medal 

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the 2011 Vanier Medal to Dr. David Dodge, former governor of the Bank of Canada. The ceremony will be held at Rideau Hall, on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at 10 a.m.

On this occasion, His Excellency will recognize and honour Dr. Dodge, who showed great leadership, skill and judgement as governor of the Bank of Canada from 2001 to 2008. He was also the deputy minister of Finance from 1992 to 1997, and he served as deputy minister of Health from 1998 to 2001. In 2008, Dr. Dodge was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada.

About the Vanier Medal
The Vanier Medal, managed by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, is one of the highest forms of recognition for Canadian public administrators. It was created in 1962 in honour of Canada’s second Canadian-born governor general, the Right Honourable Georges P. Vanier. The Medal is awarded annually to a person who has shown distinctive leadership and has made significant contributions to the fields of public administration and public service in Canada. For more information, visit


Media wishing to cover the event are asked to contact
the Rideau Hall Press Office in advance.

Media information

Julie Rocheleau
Rideau Hall Press Office

Robert P. Taylor
Chief Executive Officer
Institute of Public Administration of Canada
416-924-8787 ext. 230