BMES members Sefton and Shoichet receive highest civilian Canadian honor
Two members of the Biomedical Engineering Society were recently appointed to one of Canada's highest civilian honors; the Order of Canada. Michael Sefton and Molly S. Shoichet received the honor.The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
Sefton received his honor for his seminal contributions to the field of biomedical engineering and for his mentorship of the next generation of engineers, according to an announcement.
Shoichet received the honor for her cutting-edge research in biomedical engineering and for her efforts to promote women in science and to advance scientific literacy.
Created in 1967, the Order of Canada, one of our country's highest civilian honors. Close to 7,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and have taken to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”). Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.