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On December 28, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada announced 120 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new member list included Donna Strickland, appointed for outstanding contributions in their field and for enriching the lives of others.
Donna Strickland is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. She was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for her invention of chirped pulse amplification. It has several applications, including the cutting of a patient’s cornea during laser eye surgery. Professor Strickland is being recognized for her work in high-intensity laser physics.