Professor Ratna Ghosh, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, received the Order of Montreal at the city's annual ceremony yesterday.
The award honours "members of our community who dedicate themselves for the common good and our city's social and economic development." The Ordre de Montréal takes over from the Académie des Grands Montréalais, which was created in 1988 by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, which itself had taken over an initiative by the Canadian National introduced 10 years earlier.
Ratna Ghosh, Distinguished James McGill Professor and William C. MacDonald Professor in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, was Dean of Education at McGill from 1998 to 2003, was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.) in 2000, Officer of the Order of Quebec (O.Q.) in 2005, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (F.R.S.C.) in 1999. She received both the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals. She is also a Member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities; and a Fellow of The World Academy (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries, Social Sciences Division, in Trieste, Italy. She recently founded the Research Group PEER (Preventing Extremism through Education Research).