Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

January 18, 2012 10:00 ET

Nigel Rusted to be Invested Into the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2012) - On behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, His Honour the Honourable John C. Crosbie, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, will present the insignia of Member of the Order of Canada to Dr. Nigel Rusted, during a ceremony at Government House in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, on Thursday, January 19, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. (NST). Doctor Rusted was appointed Member of the Order of Canada on November 3, 2011.

Nigel Rusted, C.M., O.N.L.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Member of the Order of Canada

Nigel Rusted is an icon of the health care profession in Newfoundland and Labrador. Early in his career, he travelled extensively by hospital ship and by ferry to isolated coastal communities to provide desperately needed medical services. His work in reconstructive surgery for cleft lip and palate is highly regarded; he was the only physician offering this surgery in his province for decades. Still active as a mentor to medical students, he is also known for his contributions to preserving the medical history of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Media interested in covering this event are asked to contact Newfoundland and Labrador's Government House.

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