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Congratulations to Order of Canada recipients Peter G. Martin (CAP member) and Victoria M. Kaspi

January 3, 2017

The CAP congratulates CAP member Peter G. Martin from the University of Toronto/Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics who was invested as an Order of Canada Officer on Friday, December 30, 2016 and astrophysicist Victoria M. Kaspi who was invested as an Order of Canada Companion, the highest level within the Order. (see citations below or see the announcement on the Governor General's website for full details: http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=16670&lan=eng)
 
The Order of Canada was created in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation. Since its creation, nearly 7000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.
 
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Companions of the Order of Canada 
 
Victoria M. Kaspi, C.C. from Montreal, Quebec. For her global renown as an astrophysicist and for her celebrated insight into the behaviour of neutron stars.
 
Officers of the Order of Canada
 
Peter G. Martin, O.C. from Toronto, Ontario. For his innovative research on interstellar matter and for establishing two world-renowned institutes of astronomy and astrophysics.