IARS Board Chair Dr. Beverley Orser Appointed to the Order of Ontario

NOVEMBER 7, 2023

Beverley Orser

Dr. Beverley Orser

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, has announced the appointment of IARS Board Chair Dr. Beverley Orser to the Order of Ontario for 2022. The Order of Ontario is Ontario’s highest civilian honor and is presented for extraordinary contributions to the province.

In her announcement, Ms. Dowdeswell said, ”A physician/scientist at Canada’s largest trauma centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Beverley Orser is one of the world’s leading researchers in anesthesiology whose ground-breaking work is focused on optimizing anesthesia, improving access to safe care in rural communities and mitigating post-operative delirium and cognitive decline. A global leader in medication safety, Dr. Orser is serving with the International Anesthesia Research Society and other international organizations, dedicating her life to pioneering research and advancing understanding of how anesthetic drugs alter brain function.”

The 26 new appointments to the Order of Ontario for 2022 were announced on November 6. Appointments are typically announced the following year as nominations go through an extensive vetting and selection process. Nominations for the 2023 Order of Ontario closed in March 2023 and will be announced in 2024. More than 800 people have been recognized with the Order of Ontario since its creation in 1986.

“As Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, I am proud to recognize the Order’s 2022 appointees. These remarkable Ontarians demonstrate outstanding merit and excellence in many diverse disciplines, including the arts, science, education, sports, and human rights,” said Lieutenant Governor Dowdeswell. “In reflecting the best of Ontario, they inspire the best in ourselves. On behalf of a grateful province, I offer my warmest congratulations.”

The incoming Lieutenant Governor, Edith Dumont, will bestow this highest honor to the new appointees during a ceremony on November 27, 2023. “On behalf of a grateful province, congratulations to the 2022 appointees of the Order of Ontario,” said Michael Ford, Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism. “The Order of Ontario honours and celebrates impressive leaders and trailblazers who represent the best of our great province from a variety of sectors. Their outstanding dedication, achievements and lifetime of service have made a difference in their communities and in building a stronger Ontario.”

Join us in congratulating Dr. Orser on receiving this exceptional recognition!

Read more: https://news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounder/1003769/the-2022-appointees-to-the-order-of-ontario.