The CAP congratulates Neil Turok and Suzanne Fortier on their appointments to the Order of Canada

The CAP is delighted to congratulate Neil Turok and Suzanne Fortier on their appointments, on Friday, June 29, 2018, as Officers to the Order of Canada. The appointments will be formally conferred by Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette during an investiture ceremony in the coming year.


TurokNeil Turok, O.C. (Honorary), Director of the Perimeter Institute, Waterloo ON and a long-time CAP member, was recognized for his “substantial contributions as a scientist to the field of theoretical physics and cosmology, providing new models that test fundamental theories of the universe”. See Perimeter Institute’s News Release to read Dr. Turok’s response to this award, as well as a summary of his many noteworthy contributions.



FortierSuzanne Fortier, O.C., former President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), was recognized “for her rich contributions to scientific advancements and innovation in Canada, and for her governance in academia”. The CAP had a long association with Dr. Fortier during her term with NSERC.


The Order of Canada was created in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation. Since its creation, nearly 7000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

See the official announcement on the Governor General’s website.