Dr. Gary Birch appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

News Brief: Dr. Gary Birch appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

BURNABY, British Columbia, January 5, 2009 — Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced the latest appointments to the Order of Canada on December 30th, 2008. The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement and service in various fields of human endeavour. It is our country’s highest civilian honour for lifetime achievement.

We are proud to share that Executive Director of the Neil Squire Society, Dr. Gary Birch, has been appointed Officer of the Order of Canada, “For his contributions to the development of the Neil Squire Society, an organization that develops programs, services and assistive technology for people with physical disabilities, and for his determination and ingenuity in helping Canadians with disabilities to achieve a higher quality of life.”

The insignia reception ceremony will occur at a future date.

Neil Squire Society, Communications
604-473-9363
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