Canadian War Museum historian Tim Cook invested into the Order of Canada

September 23, 2015

Ottawa, Ontario, September 23, 2015 — The Canadian War Museum is pleased to congratulate historian Tim Cook on the occasion of his investiture as Member into the Order of Canada, in recognition of his contributions to promoting Canada’s military history as an author, researcher and curator. The ceremony took place earlier this morning at Rideau Hall, presided over by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

“Tim Cook’s exemplary work stimulates important conversations about our country’s military history,” said Mark O’Neill, President and CEO of the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Museum of History. “The Canadian War Museum, as a centre of excellence in the study of Canada’s military history, is very proud of this outstanding achievement.”

The Order of Canada was created in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Since its creation, more than 6,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

Educated at Trent University, the Royal Military College of Canada and the Australian Defence Force Academy, Dr. Cook has been with the Canadian War Museum since early 2002. He was responsible for the historical content of Gallery 2, For Crown and Country: The South African and First World Wars, as well as for two special exhibitions: Trench Life: A Survival Guide (2008) and War and Medicine (2011). He is also the author of numerous award-winning books, and received the 2013 Pierre Berton Award for popularizing Canadian history. His latest book, The Necessary War, Volume One: Canadians Fighting the Second World War 1939–1943 is a finalist for the Ottawa Book Awards.

The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history. Its mission is to promote public understanding of Canada’s military history in its personal, national, and international dimensions. Work of the Canadian War Museum is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.


Media contacts:

Yasmine Mingay
Director, Public Affairs
Canadian War Museum
Telephone: 819-776-8608
Avra Gibbs Lamey
Senior Communications and Media Relations Officer, Canadian War Museum
Telephone: 819-776-8607

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