Dr. Mohit Bhandari, a member of the SAC Executive committee, a Professor in the Department of Surgery at McMaster University and a leader in the field of orthopedic surgery has been invested into the Order of Canada, one of the highest civilian honours in Canada. Mohit has been recognized for his advocacy on behalf of domestic violence victims.
Mohit was recognized for his pioneering research related to intimate partner violence, which has sparked a global conversation about the role health care workers play in identifying and responding to abuse. He was also lauded as an influential mentor to students and surgical colleagues.
He was presented with this honour by Governor General Julie Payette in Ottawa at Rideau Hall on Thursday March 14, 2019.