Dr. Grant Pierce, Executive Director of Research, St. Boniface Hospital, will be invested into the Order of Manitoba (OM) for 2018 at a ceremony in July. The province’s highest honour, the OM recognizes Manitobans who have enriched the social, cultural or economic well-being of the province.
Dr. Pierce’s research in cardiovascular medicine has brought scientific acclaim to Manitoba through his participation in a series of studies to stop or reverse heart muscle disease or blood vessel wall injury. He helped develop the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and helped found the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine, both at St. Boniface Hospital.
The latest group of OM inductees includes seven men and five women, including David Barnard, Michael Belhumeur, Jacqueline Blay, Barbara Bruce, Dr. Sara J. Israels, Robert Kristjanson, Bernice Marmel, Bill Loewen, Robb Nash, Ken Opaleke, and Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg.
Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon said the honourees have a passionate commitment to the community. “The impact of their leadership has made a unique mark on this province and its people with achievements that both impress and inspire,” she said in a release.
Appointments to the order are made on the recommendations of an advisory council. Once invested, members are entitled to use the initials O.M. after their names and will have their names placed on permanent display in the Manitoba Legislative Building. The 12 honourees will be inducted into the Order of Manitoba at a July 12 ceremony at the legislature.
Congratulations Dr. Pierce!