Special Correspondent

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Patsy George, hailing from Kochi, has been chosen for the Order of Canada, probably the first Malayali to be conferred with Canada's highest civilian honour. The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognise outstanding achievement and service in various fields of human endeavour and is the country's highest honour for lifetime achievement. Ms. George is a prominent social worker and former Director of the Ministry of Multiculturalism and Immigration, British Columbia, Canada. She had been honoured earlier with the Order of British Columbia and the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. She currently lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her sister.