Wade Davis appointed to the Order of Canada

Islanders win accolades

Wade Davis has been appointed to the Order of Canada for his work promoting conservation of the natural world.  

The award, given by David Johnston, governor general of Canada, is the country’s highest honour given to civilians by Canada. The motto of the award is “They desire a better country. Davis has been acknowledged for his “outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.”

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Davis is the National Geographic Society explorer in residence and has authored 15 books. Davis, who lives on Bowen, is a UBC professor of anthropology. He is also the Leadership Chair at UBC for Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk.


Mary Lynn Machado was part of the creative team that worked on The Revenant. The film recently won a Golden Globe Award for the Best Motion Picture in Drama. Machado was the lighting, and look development supervisor on The Revenant staring Leonardo di Caprio.  

Machado spoke to the Undercurrent in October, predicting an Academy Award for this film.

The film, shot in B.C. and Alberta was released Christmas Day. Machado has previously won an Academy Award for the Golden Compass and another for her work on Life of Pi.

If you didn’t have a chance to read about Machado’s work, you can find her story featured in our Oct. 30 issue on page 3.

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