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Former UNB president appointed to Order of Canada - The Daily Gleaner

Author: Communications

Posted on Jan 2, 2011

Category: In the Media

Three New Brunswickers are among 54 Canadians appointed to the Order of Canada, Gov. Gen. David Johnston announced Thursday.
John McLaughlin, the former president of the University of New Brunswick; Erminie Cohen, a former senator and a longtime force for change in Saint John; and Marc Chouinard, general manager of the Capitol Theatre in Moncton and an advocate for linguistic and cultural rights, were all named members of the order - one of the country's highest civilian honours. The Order of Canada recognizes "a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation," according to the Governor General's website. ... McLaughlin, president of UNB from 2002-09, is being recognized by the order for "his contributions to cultivating innovative public policy discussions in New Brunswick and for his leadership as president of the University of New Brunswick." McLaughlin worked to make UNB a more international institution and to ensure its growth through innovative approaches. "There are 2,500 students taking UNB courses outside New Brunswick," he said when he stepped down last year. "We've got programs in the Caribbean, we got programs in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. So we're all over the place." Read the full story at the Daily Gleaner