Announcement: David Cechetto appointed to the Order of Ontario

Congratulations to David Cechetto, PhD, who will be appointed to the Order of Ontario later this month. Cechetto is being honoured for his pioneering research and for his work in the health care sector in Rwanda.

The Order of Ontario recognizes individuals whose exceptional achievement in their field have left a lasting legacy in the province, in Canada and beyond. Order members come from all walks of life, represent diverse professions and have played an important role in shaping our province.

Cechetto is a Neuroscientist and professor at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry whose research focuses on the cardiovascular risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and vascular cognitive impairment. He and his team are examining multiple aspects of the problem and looking for potential therapeutic approaches.

In addition to his research program, Cechetto has been working on capacity-building projects in development in Rwanda since 2000. He is currently the director of a project funded by the Canadian International Development Agency that involves capacity building in the nursing and medical schools in Rwanda and the development of continuing professional development in maternal, newborn and child health.

Cechetto is one of 23 new appointees to the Order of Ontario.

“I am proud to welcome the 23 newest members of the Order of Ontario. They continue a tradition of excellence, and represent the best of this great province. Their extraordinary achievements have contributed to making Ontario, and the world, a better place for us all,” said Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, in a statement.

Dowdeswell will bestow the honour to the newest appointees during an investiture ceremony at Queen's Park on February 27, 2018.