Philanthropist Sara Vered is one of 15 recipients of the first Order of Ottawa awards

Mayor Watson today announced the 15 residents who will be inducted into the new Order of Ottawa during a formal ceremony at City Hall on November 22. This prestigious civic award was established to recognize “outstanding residents and meritorious service within our city”.

Sara Vered is one of this year’s inductees. She is an accomplished community builder. The recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa, she is a great friend to institutions of higher learning in the National Capital Region, as well as the National Arts Centre.

In addition, Sara’s steadfast commitment to the University of Ottawa’s Heart Institute has had an extraordinary impact on the evolution of the Heart Institute, embracing the vision of defeating heart disease in this century.

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