Landfill researcher to be invested into O.C.
By Colleen Cross
Ottawa – A Queen’s University professor whose research on landfills has led to critical advancements in protecting land and water from contamination will become an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Roland Kerry Rowe, of Kingston, Ont., a professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., and a pioneer in geoenvironmental engineering, will be honoured along with 40 notable Canadians by the Governor General Nov. 20 at a ceremony at Rideau Hall.
Rowe is responsible for many of the designs, techniques and materials now used to manage waste disposal in the developed world, said a news release from the Governor General of Canada.
“Kerry Rowe is a passionate leader in the safeguarding of Canada’s natural resources,” the release said. “His seminal research on landfills has led to critical advancements in protecting land and water from contamination. Renowned for his dedication to the advancement of this field, he has served at the helm of numerous professional societies and institutional committees.”
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, the Governor General of Canada will invest two Companions, 15 Officers and 24 Members into the Order of Canada on Nov. 20, at 10:30 a.m., at Rideau Hall. The investiture ceremony will be streamed live online at www.gg.ca/live.