Two Western Law alumni are among the 120 people newly appointed to the Order of Canada. 戈登·W上。助步车 and 拉里·罗森 were both named Members of the Order – one of the highest civilian honours in the country – by Governor General Julie Payette in late December.
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Dean Erika Chamberlain expressed her congratulations on behalf of the 学院. “These two graduates have reached the pinnacles of their respective fields, and are national leaders in public service and business. We are proud that they started their careers at Western Law.”
This sentiment was echoed by Rosen, who was “shocked, dumfounded and delighted” when asked if he’d accept the honour: My response was a resounding ‘yes!’ … Canada is ingrained in our family business story, so this appointment is very exciting for me.”
“Western’s school of Law has shaped my career over the past five decades, whether it was the practice of law, the making of law, or the administering of law,” said Walker. “Not a day goes by when the basic grounding I received at Western has not played a role.”
Although being named to the Order of Canada will perhaps be the biggest highlight, Walker is looking forward to all the experiences still yet to come in his career. “This high honour just inspires me to keep on,” he said.
“I remember well Dean Ivan Rand’s comment to me so many years ago,” he said. “‘It is not that lawyers are smarter than anyone else, but rather it is simply that they have been taught to look at all sides of an issue, and that is the greatest value a lawyer can provide.’”
Rosen graduated from Western in 1982 with his LLB and MBA. As only the second person to graduate from the combined program, he went on to practice corporate law before joining the family business Harry Rosen Inc., a luxury menswear chain, in 1982.
Rosen is no stranger to personal awards either. In 2014, he was named Distinguished Retailer of the Year by the Retail Council of Canada, which recognizes retail leaders who have demonstrated success in business and innovation, as well as a commitment to their communities.502 Bad Gateway
When asked about how his education has shaped his career, Rosen said he’s immensely grateful for it: “There isn’t a day that goes by w这里 aspects of my education are not put to use. I find it extremely beneficial for a business leader to also have a legal background.”