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Dr. Fuad Sahin was named to the Order of Canada by Governor General Julie Payette on December 29, 2017.
He had previously received the Order of Ontario in 2009.
The profile of Muslim women in Canada received a boost with the nomination of one of their own for the Order of Canada, the country's highest award.
Alia Hogben, the Executive Director of the Canadian Council for Muslim Women is among 70 Canadians who have been selected for the prize this year.
The Order of Canada, created in 1967, recognizes brilliant accomplishments that honour Canada. This will be the second time in history that a Muslim woman has received the award.
The late Lila Fahlman of Edmonton, who founded the CCMW in 1982 was the first female Muslim winner of the award.
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