Order of Canada
The Order of Canada was established in 1967 by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. It is the pinnacle of the Canadian honours system and recognizes individuals for their outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. There are three degrees of the order: Companion (C.C), Officer (O.C.) and Member (C.M.).
Dorothy Pringle, RN, PhD, FCAHS, was invested in the Order of Canada on February 22, 2008, in recognition of her valuable contributions to healthcare in Canada. Dr. Pringle, Professor Emerita and former Dean of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing (1988-1999) has had an outstanding research career. Her research into the quality of older people who are cognitively impaired, those who live in long-term care facilities and their family caregivers, has led to important changes in care of the elderly and nurse-patient relationships. Her research has important implications nationally and internationally.
In addition to receiving the Order of Canada, Dr. Pringle has been recognized with honorary degrees from Laurentian University (Sudbury, ON), McMaster University (Hamilton, ON), the University of Lethbridge, (Lethbridge, AB) and Laval University (Quebec, QC).