Waterloo professors named to the Order of Canada

Recognition

Geoffrey Fong and Rick Haldenby included among 135 new appointments.

An acclaimed psychologist and an accomplished architect at the University of Waterloo have been appointed to the Order of Canada.

Rick Haldenby is a professor in Waterloo’s School of Architecture. He was appointed to be a member of the Order of Canada. He is a Waterloo graduate and served as director of the School of Architecture from 1988 to 2013. The founder of Waterloo’s highly successful Rome program, Haldenby has conducted archaeological work in Italy, Malta and Tunisia. He is an expert in Mediterranean archaeology and the design and management of historic landscapes and sites.

Geoffrey Fong, a professor in the Department of Psychology cross-appointed to the School of Public Health Sciences at Waterloo, was appointed to be an officer of the Order of Canada. Fong is the founder and chief principal investigator of the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC project), leading a team of more than 150 researchers across 31 countries covering more than half of the world’s population.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, announced 135 new appointments to the Order of Canada, which has three levels: companion, officer and member. Officers of the Order of Canada are recognized specifically for service to Canada or to humanity at large, and members of the Order of Canada are honoured for distinguished service in or to a community, group or field of activity.