Great news!  David Runnalls has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, in recognition of his lifelong leadership in advancing sustainable development in Canada and globally.

We are proud to have David as a Senior Fellow and Steering Committee member at Smart Prosperity Institute, and a Visiting Professor at uOttawa.

If you don’t already know David’s remarkable background, here is his bio.

Heartfelt congratulations to David for this, a well-deserved honour.  It is great to see this recognition – at our nation’s highest level – of the critical importance of work on environmental sustainability.

Proud to call David a colleague, mentor and friend.

Stewart Elgie, Executive Chair, Smart Prosperity Institute


A full list of all the 2020 appointments is available here. Congratulations to all!

Photo courtesy Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall

Stewart Elgie

Executive Chair