Thursday, January 14, 2016
Stephen Goudge

Alumnus Stephen Goudge, LLB 1968, a former justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal and now counsel at Paliare Roland, has been appointed to the Order of Ontario by Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell. He was one of 25 appointments announced on Jan. 13, 2016.

He served as commissioner for the Public Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology, which transformed  the delivery of forensic pathology services in the province. He is the recipient of an honourary doctorate of laws from the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Guthrie Award from the Law Foundation of Ontario, in recognition of his deep advocacy in promoting access to justice and his outstanding achievements in the legal profession and beyond. In the past he has also taught at the Faculty of Law and participated in its Middle Income Access to Justice project.

The Order of Ontario, now celebrating its 30th year, is the province's highest official honour. It recognizes exemplary individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field to the benefit of Ontario citizens, and beyond.

The Lieutenant Governor, who is chancellor of the Order of Ontario, will bestow the honours to the new appointees during an investiture ceremony at Queen's Park on Jan. 20th.