We couldn’t be prouder of the Offord Centre’s very own Harriet MacMillan, who officially became a Member of the Order of Canada this morning!

Harriet MacMillan is a leader in health research in the areas of family violence and child abuse. She is a professor of psychiatry, behavioural neurosciences and pediatrics at McMaster University, and a principal investigator of PreVAiL, an international network dedicated to studying and combatting all forms of family violence. Her work has resulted in reliable measures of prevalence, supported the use of early interventions, and highlighted the lasting effects of abuse. An active clinician, she founded a unique, hospital-based program for children exposed to violence, and works tirelessly to improve the lives of vulnerable Canadians.

Congratulations, a very well-deserved honour!

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GG05-2017-0029-083 February 17, 2017 Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada His Excellency presents the Member insignia of the Order of Canada to Harriet MacMillan, C.M. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, invested 3 Companions, 11 Officers and 28 Members into the Order of Canada during a special ceremony held at Rideau Hall on February 17, 2017.  The ceremony also marked the official release of the book They Desire a Better Country: The Order of Canada in 50 Stories, a collection of inspiring stories celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Order. Credit: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG

Photo Credit: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall
©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada represented by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, 2017

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