Michel Chrétien was recently appointed Commander of the Ordre de Montréal. During a ceremony held on May 17, which marked the anniversary of the founding of Montreal, Mayor Valérie Plante presented the Emeritus Research Professor at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) with the insignia of the Ordre de Montréal’s highest rank.
The Ordre de Montréal was created to recognize women and men who have contributed in a remarkable way to the city’s development and reputation. It is the highest distinction of Montreal. This year, some 100 applications were received and were rigorously reviewed by members of the Ordre's Advisory Council on the basis of the scope, originality and impact on the collective life of each candidate's achievements. .
Dr. Chrétien is an emeritus professor of Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, an Officer of the Order of Canada, an Officer of the National Order of Quebec, a member of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and holds several important distinctions, including the 2015 Wilder-Penfield Prix du Québec. In the past year, the Petit Larousse illustré included his record in its latest edition, while La Presse named him Personality of the week.