- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Order of Canada
Officer of the Order of Canada
- Awarded on: October 21, 1998
- Invested on: February 03, 1999
He is a research scientist, scholar and educator of international reputation. His scientific discoveries, related to polyesters, fibers, foams and pharmaceuticals, have led to significant economic growth in numerous sectors of our society. He was instrumental in initiating and developing the Partnership Action Group for Science and Engineering, whose member societies address issues concerning research and applications of science in Canada and define their economic benefits. He has encouraged important reflection upon the future of science and engineering.
Companion of the Order of Canada
- Awarded on: October 21, 2020
- Invested on: November 03, 2022
Howard Alper, C.C.
A distinguished university professor at the University of Ottawa, Howard Alper is recognized worldwide for his contributions to organometallic chemistry. The honorary member of numerous research societies and academies, he has worked on homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, the results of which have been heavily cited in international scientific publications. He has chaired multiple initiatives including the Government of Canada’s Science, Technology and Innovation Council, where he spearheaded the global acknowledgement of excellence in Canadian research. An expert advisor in science policy and research, he has shaped international policies for numerous foreign governments.
This is a promotion within the Order.