Founder of the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging named to Order of Canada

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Schlegel’s commitment to seniors’ care recognized by Order of Canada

Linda Givetash, Record staff

WATERLOO REGION — Ron Schlegel has spent much of his life giving back to the community — a trait he owes his father and the culture of the region he grew up in.

“This area has always had a history of hard work, a history of mutual aid,” he said. “It’s encouraged me to continue working hard.”

Throughout a successful career in both academia and business, Schlegel upheld his philanthropic beliefs to support innovative developments including the Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging.

For his commitment to helping others, Schlegel is receiving national recognition in being named an officer of the Order of Canada.

See full Schlegel’s commitment to seniors’ care recognized by Order of Canada story in The Record.

Read more about the long-term care residence and research facility being developed on University of Waterloo's campus in A living classroom on the art of aging.

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