Sir John Daniel has been honoured for ‘advancement of open learning and distance education in Canada and around the world’. He tells me that he is pleased because this has indeed been the focus of his career!
To complete the picture, his knighthood, awarded in 1994, the OU’s 25th anniversary year, was for ‘services to higher education’.
Sir John Daniel, Vice-Chancellor 1990-2001, was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada by the Governor General, the Hon. David Johnston at Government House, Ottawa on September 12, 2014.
His other OU-related honour was the ‘Officier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques’ from France for ’services rendus a la culture française’. Sir John has received national honours from all three countries in which he has lived and work.
Photo: Sgt Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall © Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada represented by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, 2014