Chan Gunn, clinical professor of anesthesiology, was recently named to the Order of Canada. Gunn was among 96 prominent Canadian citizens selected by the Canadian Governor General's Chancellery. This spring the select 96 will become members of the Order at a Rideau Hall ceremony in Ottawa. The ceremony will be broadcast on the Canadian Public Affairs Channel (CPAC).
Gunn specializes in treating neuropathic pain or chronic pain due to nerve damage. More than 1,000 people come from around the world each year to visit the Gunn Pain Clinic located on West Broadway in Vancouver, British Columbia. Members of the Order are recognized for distinguished service to a particular group or in a particular field of activity at a local or regional level. The Order's motto, "Desiderantes meliorem patriam," means "They desire a better country."
Only Canadians are eligible for the honor. More than 4,000 people have received the Order of Canada since its inception in 1967. New appointments to the Order are made twice each year, and new appointments are announced around New Year's Day and Canada Day (July 1).