QSB Visionary Donor Donald Sobey named to Order of Canada

Posted on January 7, 2014

On Dec. 30, Governor General David Johnston announced that Donald Sobey, BCom’57, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition of his contributions as a philanthropist and entrepreneur, notably for founding one of Canada’s leading awards for young artists.

The Chairman Emeritus of Empire Company Ltd. has been a visionary donor and longtime supporter of Queen’s School of Business, as the founder of the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship Fund, and supporter of numerous other initiatives, including the Donald R. Sobey Professorship in International Business. He is also a long-standing member of the School’s Advisory Board.

“Congratulations to Don from the QSB family of faculty, staff, students and alumni,” said David Saunders, Dean, Queen’s School of Business. “We are very proud to call him one of our own.”