A pair of West Vancouver residents have been appointed to the Order of Canada, it was announced Friday.
Marcia Kran and Glenn Sigurdson were among 114 new appointments named to one of the country’s highest honours.
Kran, a lawyer and former civil servant with a background in human rights law, was appointed to the order for “her contributions to the advancement of international human rights and development, and for steadfast advocacy of democratic governance,” according to a release from the Governor General’s office.
Kran was re-elected to the 18-member United Nations Human Rights Committee in September, after being the first Canadian to be elected to the committee in more than a decade when she started her first term in 2017.
Sigurdson, a mediator, negotiator, lawyer, facilitator – among numerous other vocations – was appointed to the order for “his dexterous relationship-building skills and for his contributions to alternative dispute resolution across Canada and beyond,” according to the release.
Sigurdson’s career has often involved mediation with regards to multi-party challenges involving environmental, resource, and land use issues.
Recipients will be invited to accept their insignias at a ceremony hosted by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette at a later date, according to the release.
The Order of Canada was created in 1967 and honours people whose service positively shapes Canadian society.
Since its inception, more than 7,000 people have been invested into the Order of Canada.