Companion to the Order of Canada Medal

Companion to the Order of Canada Medal (courtesy: The Governor General of Canada)

Brenda Andrews, Editor-in-Chief of the GSA journal G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, has been named Companion to the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honors.

Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, selection to the Order recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation. Companion to the Order of Canada is the highest such level and “recognizes national pre-eminence or international service or achievement.”


Brenda Andrews

Brenda Andrews. (Credit: Calvin Thomas via Donnelly Centre)

Brenda J. Andrews, PhD, C.C.
Charles H. Best Chair of Medical Research
Professor of Molecular Genetics
Director, Donnelly Centre for Cellular+Biomolecular Research
University of Toronto

Editor-in-Chief, G3: Genes|Genomes|Genomics
GSA Board of Directors, 2012–present
Ira Herskowitz Award, GSA Yeast Genetics Meeting, 2010


According to the official citation, Andrews is recognized:

For her globally significant research in systems biology and for developing and nurturing prominent scientific communities in molecular genetics.

Andrews is a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, American Academy of Microbiology, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


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Adam Fagen was formerly Executive Director of the Genetics Society of America.

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