Honour: Marlys Koschinsky honoured with Order of Ontario appointment

Marlys L. Koschinsky, PhD, has been appointed to the Order of Ontario by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario. A Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology and Scientist at the School’s Robarts Research Institute, Koschinsky is a research leader focused on cardiovascular disease.

The Order of Ontario is considered the highest provincial honour that can be received by Ontarians. This honour is awarded to individuals whose achievements within their field have had a profound and lasting effect on the province. Koschinsky is one of 22 appointees to the Order in 2019.

Koschinksy’s research into lipoprotein(a) as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease has received international recognition, and her excellence in mentorship at the School has had a lasting impact on her students. She is also recognized for her trailblazing achievements as the first female Professor of Biochemistry at Queen’s University and Dean of Science at University of Windsor.

Koschinsky earned her PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of British Columbia in 1988. She was the recipient of the Career Investigator of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario award (2001-2011).