Dr. Uwafiokun Idemudia has been appointed dean of the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

Dr. Melanie Spence-Ariemma has been named the new vice-provost and chief academic officer at the University of Guelph-Humber and Dr. George Bragues has been appointed associate vice-provost (academic).

Dr. Melissa Perreault, Department of Biomedical Sciences, and Dr. Asim Biswas, School of Environmental Sciences, were named to the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Dr. Harpreet Kochhar, PhD ’99, was appointed as president of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Stephen Tanner, BA ’82, was recognized as the longestserving chief of police in Canada, with 20 years as chief of the Halton Regional Police Service and 40 years as a police officer.

Lorie Gold, B.Sc. ’79, DVM ’83, is the new president of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario.

Food science professor Dr. Alejandro Marangoni was named an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest honours. University Professor Emeritus Dr. Barry Smit, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, was appointed to the Order of Canada for his contribution to the understanding of climate change.

New Members of the Order of Canada announced in 2021 included Betsy McGregor, DVM ’87, named for her contributions to women and girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and her dedication to developing future leaders. Also named was Ken Knox, B.Sc. ’72, for his contributions to Ontario agriculture including promotion of extension and education programs for rural youth.

Tyler Schulz, B.Sc. ’99, was named as Ontario’s Commissioner of the Environment.

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