The L.M. Montgomery Institute would like to congratulate our friend Dr. Elizabeth Waterston, Montgomery scholar pioneer and University of Guelph professor emerita, on her recent appointment to the Order of Ontario.
From the news release:
"The Order of Ontario honours people who have enriched the lives of others by attaining the highest standards of excellence and achievement in their field.
Waterston, professor emerita in the School of English and Theatre Studies, was honoured for her distinguished career in writing, research and teaching.
An expert on Canadian authors, Waterston has fostered the study of Canadian literature in high schools and universities since the 1950s and mentored writers such as Mordecai Richler and Guelph graduate Jane Urquhart.
She taught literature at the University of Guelph for more than two decades.
Waterston is a leading expert on the life and writings of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the Anne of Green Gables series. Along with U of G professor emerita Mary Rubio, she has travelled the globe researching the famous Canadian author’s life and legacy."
Congratulations, Elizabeth, on this well-earned recognition!