Toronto Metropolitan University President Mohamed Lachemi has received the Order of Ontario. The honour was bestowed upon him by Lieutenant Governor Edith Dumont at a special ceremony on November 27.
Lachemi, who has presided over TMU since April 2016, says the award is a testament to the incredible work of the entire university community.
“This honour reflects well on all of TMU and our efforts to advance many noble causes in society,” he said. “This is a proud accomplishment of the whole community.”
The Order of Ontario recognizes exceptional leaders from all walks of life and diverse fields of endeavour, whose impact and lasting legacy have played an important role in building a stronger province, country and world.
Lachemi was nominated following many notable achievements at TMU during his presidency, including the development of new, innovative schools in law and medicine, his remarkable leadership throughout the pandemic, the university's recent renaming, and his on-going commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
This recognition is also a reflection of the values that have driven him to become a well-respected leader: initiative, empathy, resilience and the determination to make the best of every opportunity.