Order of Buffalo Hunt Awarded to Dr. Ian Smith

January 10, 2013

Premier Greg Selinger today awarded the Order of the Buffalo Hunt to Dr. Ian Smith, who was instrumental in the creation of the National Research Council (NRC) Institute for Biodiagnostics in Winnipeg.

“Dr. Smith’s contribution to research, science and this city and province are well documented and have proven invaluable in the institute’s development, all of which has been instrumental in establishing a strong life-sciences community in Manitoba,” said Selinger.

In addition to numerous awards and honours in Canada, including the Order of Canada and honorary doctorates from universities in Winnipeg and Brandon, Smith has also been recognized internationally by the Government of Romania and the University of Stockholm in Sweden.

Selinger noted that Smith is a member of the Premier’s Economic Advisory Council, has been a leader in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and played a key role in the creation of the Centre for the Commercialization of Biomedical Technology, a collaborative initiative between the federal and provincial governments.

The Order of the Buffalo Hunt is one of the highest honours the province can bestow on individuals and is awarded for excellence in leadership, service, sports and community commitment.

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“Dr. Smith’s contribution to research, science and this city and province are well documented and have proven invaluable in the institute’s development, all of which has been instrumental in establishing a strong life-sciences community in Manitoba.” -Premier Greg Selinger