Faculty Director Emeritus receives Order of Canada

March 19, 2021
Order of Canada Medal

Paul Weiler, our faculty co-director emeritus received the Order of Canada on March 19, 2021. It is the second highest honour for merit in the system of orders, decorations, and medals of Canada, after the Order of Merit. The order recognizes the achievement of outstanding merit or distinguished service by Canadians who made a major difference to Canada through lifelong contributions in every field of endeavour, as well as the efforts made by non-Canadians who have made the world better by their actions.

The Office of the Governor-General of Canada noted the following reasons for honoring Paul Weiler: "For his contributions to reforming labour and employment standards as one of North America’s foremost legal scholars.... As chair of British Columbia's Labour Relations Board, he crafted the province's labour code, innovative legislation known for its progressive character and emulated in many other jurisdictions."