Friday, January 13, 2017
Ron Daniels

Alumnus and former U of T law dean Ron Daniels, JD 1986, was named a Member of the Order of Canada, one of more than 40 alumni and faculty of the University of Toronto to receive the notable award.

Now president of John Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland, Daniels was recognized for “his contributions as a university administrator and for his achievements as a champion of community engagement.”

A law and economics professor, Daniels led the law school from 1995-2005 and was instrumental in elevating the Faculty of Law to among the top law schools in the world. In addition, he launched Canada’s only post-graduation debt relief program and some of the law school’s most celebrated and award-winning public interest programs, such as Laws in Action Within Schools (LAWS), Pro Bono Students Canada, and the International Human Rights Program (IHRP). He received an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Toronto in 2014.

Governor General David Johnston announced 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada on December 30, 2016, including three Companions (C.C.), 22 Officers (O.C.)and 75 Members (C.M.).

Read about all the U of T recipients here.