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Order of Canada

William A. Cochrane, O.C., A.O.E., M.D., LL.D., F.R.C.P.(C)

Calgary, Alberta [Canada]

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on October 23, 1989; Invested on April 18, 1990

Chairman and Chief Executive officer of Connaught Laboratories Limited, he is highly regarded as a national leader in the medical field. During his lengthy career he has exercised great influence in Canada, not only as a medical executive and research scientist, but also as an educator, a pediatrician and an advocate for child health.