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Oh, Yes — Sandra Oh Appointed to the Order of Canada

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Whether it’s for her work in television, film or as an advocate for Asian representation, it’s easy to be a fan of Ontario-born actor Sandra Oh — and it appears that we’re not alone in our appreciation, as Oh has been appointed to the Order of Canada, which is one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.

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According to a list of appointees released Wednesday, Oh — who is perhaps most well-known for her roles as Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy and as Eve on Killing Eve — has been named an officer to the Order of Canada for “her artistic career filled with memorable stage, television and film roles in Canada and abroad.”

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Oh is just one of 85 new appointees to the Order of Canada. Other appointees include people from many fields and sectors, such as other performers, advocates, experts and athletes (including fellow new appointee, Olympian Donovan Bailey).

“The Order of Canada celebrates the lives, endeavours and successes of people from coast to coast to coast and from all walks of life,” the Governor General of Canada, Mary Simon, said in a release. “Those being appointed today come from a variety of sectors, have achieved national and international success, and have shown ingenuity, innovation and generosity. What’s more, they have made a difference in their communities and for Canada with their outstanding dedication and commitment.”

Oh and the other appointees will receive an insignia at ceremonies in the future.

See also: 10 facts that will shock you about racial injustice in Canada.


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