Filed under: Awards, Milestones.
On July 1, 2016 — Canada Day — I was named a Member of the Order of Canada, the highest civilian honour bestowed by the Canadian government. The citation reads:
Robert J. Sawyer, C.M., for his accomplishments as a science-fiction writer and mentor and for his contributions as a futurist.(C.M. is the postnominal used by members of the Order of Canada.)
Although I won’t get my Order of Canada medal until the formal investiture ceremony at the Governor General’s residence sometime in the coming year, I was very pleased to find my Order of Canada lapel pins waiting for me upon my return to Toronto yesterday after a vacation in Spain.