Dr. Alex Michalos appointed a Member of the Order of Canada

June 30, 2010

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University is proud to announce that Dr. Alex Michalos has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada.

  He received the honour for his contributions to the social sciences, notably in research that has helped to measure the quality-of-life in Canada and abroad.

  “This is a delightful surprise. I wish my parents had lived to see it,” says Michalos. “I moved to Canada from the States on July 1, 1966. Became a Canadian citizen in 1973 and 44 years later to the day, obtained this wonderful recognition. Some good luck, eh?”

  He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Brandon University. He is also the Director of Research for the Canadian Index of Wellbeing and Emeritus Professor in Political Science at his former institution, the University of Northern British Columbia.

  Michalos has published 24 books, over 100 refereed articles, and founded or co-founded seven scholarly journals. Among the seven, he is Editor in Chief for the Journal of Business Ethics, the most frequently cited journal in the world devoted to business ethics, and Social Indicators Research, the first scholarly journal devoted to quality of life research.

  He is married to Dr. Deborah Poff, President and Vice-Chancellor of Brandon University.

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