Professors named to Order of Canada

Western professors Gordon McBean and William Wall are two of 60 new appointments to the Order of Canada, announced Dec. 30 by the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada.


McBean, a professor in the Department of Geography and Research Chair (Policy) at the university’s Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, was recognized for his contributions to the advancement of climate and atmospheric sciences in Canada.


He was also honoured for his leadership in national and international scientific organizations, helping to generate and disseminate research findings to policymakers and stakeholders.


Wall, a faculty member in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (Department of Surgery), was recognized for his contributions to the development and advancement of liver transplantation in Canada, and for promoting awareness of the need for organ donation at London Health Sciences Centre.


McBean and Wall will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony later this year.