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Rotman Adjunct Professor Named to the Order of Canada

July 10, 2015

TORONTO, ON – An adjunct pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment has been named as a mem­ber of the Order of Cana­da. Don Tap­scott was named for his lead­er­ship in the field of busi­ness inno­va­tion, notably for his research on the eco­nom­ic and social impact of infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy. The hon­our was announced on June 30 by the office of the Gov­er­nor Gen­er­al of Cana­da.

Tap­scott is cur­rent­ly the founder and chair­man of the Glob­al Solu­tions Net­work at the Rot­man School’s Mar­tin Pros­per­i­ty Insti­tute, where he was the inau­gur­al fel­low, and is also a Senior Advis­er to the World Eco­nom­ic Forum, and the Chan­cel­lor of Trent Uni­ver­si­ty. He is a best-sell­ing author of 15 books, includ­ing the recent­ly released The Dig­i­tal Econ­o­my Anniver­sary Edi­tion: Rethink­ing Promise and Per­il in the Age of Net­worked Intel­li­gence.

The Order of Cana­da, one of the country’s high­est civil­ian hon­ours, was estab­lished in 1967, dur­ing Canada’s cen­ten­ni­al year, to rec­og­nize out­stand­ing achieve­ment, ded­i­ca­tion to the com­mu­ni­ty and ser­vice to the nation. Over the last 45 years, more than 6,000 peo­ple from all sec­tors of soci­ety have been invest­ed into the Order.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment is locat­ed in the heart of Canada’s com­mer­cial and cul­tur­al cap­i­tal and is part of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, one of the world’s top 20 research uni­ver­si­ties. The Rot­man School fos­ters a new to think that enables our grad­u­ates to tack­le today’s glob­al busi­ness chal­lenges. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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