Professors from the University of Waterloo are among the list of several individuals with an affiliation with the University who were just named to the Order of Canada.His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada on July 1.
The Order has three levels: Companion, Officer and Member.
Linda Nazar was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for her contributions as a materials chemist who has developed advanced battery systems for clean-energy storage. She is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Waterloo, is cross appointed to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and is a researcher at the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology.
Also a new Member of the Order of Canada is Carolyn Hansson, for her contributions as a materials engineer whose efforts have reduced corrosion and improved the performance of reinforced concrete structures. She is a professor in the Faculty of Engineering.