Kernaghan appointed to Order of Canada

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Kernaghan appointed to Order of Canada


Jan. 5, 2009

Professor emeritus Kenneth Kernaghan has become Brock University's first faculty member to receive the Order of Canada.

The 68-year-old retired professor has been involved with Brock's Department of Political Science since 1968, and was the founding director of Brock's Faculty of Business.

He is a past winner of the Brock University awards for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity, for Distinguished Teaching and the Faculty of Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Kernaghan received this most recent accolade "for his contributions to public administration as one of Canada's foremost scholars in the areas of ethics and accountability for more than 30 years," the Governor General's office said in a news release.

In 2003-04 he served as chair of the federal Task Force on the Disclosure of Wrongdoing in Government. He also prepared a research paper for the Gomery Commission and recently completed a study on integrated service delivery in support of the work of Canada's Deputy Ministers Responsible for Coordination of Service Delivery.