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Order of Canada

Norma Irene Mickelson, C.M., O.B.C., Ph.D.

Victoria, British Columbia [Canada]

Member of the Order of Canada

Awarded on April 27, 2000; Invested on November 16, 2000

She has contributed to the University of Victoria's development for more than three decades. She has been a professor there, a member of the Board of Governors and the Senate, the first female Dean and is now the first female Chancellor. She is known as a mentor to many and a pioneer in the area of employment equity and human rights. Among other achievements, she initiated an Equity Issues Office and an equity policy at the University. In addition, this Professor Emeritus has been a prolific researcher, writer and lecturer on literacy issues and has been actively involved in her community.