Environics Institute President and Founder Michael Adams was one of more than 100 prominent Canadians to be ds receive the Order of Canada at Rideau Hall on May 12, 2017.

Established in 1967, the Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest civilian honours and recognizes Canadians who have been high achievers in their fields, or have shown dedication or service to their community and country.

The official citation for Michael’s honour is as follows:

As the co-founder and president of Environics Research, one of Canada’s first survey research companies, Michael Adams has shed light on our opinions and values. His work has expanded our understanding of the way in which Canadians define themselves, particularly when compared to our neighbours to th south. Through his creation of the non-profit Environics Institute for Survey Research, he has also supported research into issues that are sometimes overlooked, including the experiences of Canada’s Aboriginal, Black and Muslim communities. He is also a well-known author and public commentator.

Watch Michael receiving his Order of Canada

Listen to Senator Ratna Omidvar introduce Michael to the Senate on May 11, 2017.