Volume 94, Issue 86
Tuesday, March 6, 2001
One of Western's best-known alumni got nod of recognition as the governor general's office invested Richard Ivey as a Companion of the Order of Canada.
"It is the highest civil honour that Canada bestows on its citizens for lifetime achievement," explained Genevieve Bouchard, media officer at the office of the governor general.
Ivey was inducted into the Order's lowest rank in 1988 for his notable work in philanthropy. He received his promotion to its highest tier last Wednesday for his continued support of such institutions as the London Health Sciences Centre, the Grand Theatre and the Western business school that bears his name.
Western president Paul Davenport said the honour was well-deserved. "Dick Ivey has been one of the outstanding citizens of the London community for well over three decades."
Ivey graduated from Western in 1947 with a degree in honours business administration and later received an honorary degree from the university in 1979.
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