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Order of Canada

In December 2013 Dr. Mowafaghian was appointed to the Order of Canada, one of the nation’s highest civilian honours, in recognition of his outstanding achievement and dedication to the community. This honour came just one year after his appointment to the Order of British Columbia.

This is the citation of Governor General David Johnston:

Djavad Mowafaghian, C.M., O.B.C.
Vancouver, British Columbia 

Djavad Mowafaghian is creating a culture of kindness and giving. Raised in a modest household in Iran, he established a successful contracting company before immigrating to Canada. After nearly three decades in his adoptive country, he has become one of British Columbia’s long-standing benefactors, whose quiet generosity has helped to drive research, establish new medical infrastructure, and support local groups dedicated to education and the well-being of children.

Below: Mr. Mowafaghian receives the award from His Excellency the Right Honourable Governor General David Johnston.
Receiving the award from the Governor General

 

Below: Recipients of the Order of Canada with His Excellency the Right Honourable Governor General David Johnston. Mr. Mowafaghian is seated third from the left in the first row. [Click image to enlarge]
Recipients of the Order of Canada

The Member of the Order of Canada recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service. The insignia of the Order of Canada bears a stylized maple leaf circumscribed with the motto of the Order, DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM [They desire a better country].

Order Of Canada Medal