Lorna Crozier, professor of poetry in the University of Victoria’s department of writing, has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston.
Crozier has written 15 books and is a recipient of the Governor General’s Literary Award.
She was recognized as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2009 and won UVic’s Craigdarroch Award for Excellence in Artistic Expression in 2010.
She will be honoured during a celebration in Rideau Hall in Ottawa this fall, along with novelist Nino Ricci, comedian Eugene Levy, science broadcaster Bob McDonald and musician Valdy.
Several other individuals at the university have been named Officer of the Order of Canada, including president David Turpin.