Governor General, Julie Payette announced 105 new appointments to the Order of Canada on Friday afternoon.
Neil Turok, Director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, is one of the recipients.
Turok is being recognized for - "substantial contributions as a scientist in the fields of theoretical physics and cosmology, and for providing new models that test fundamental theories of the universe."
He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada
Guelph's Jim Estill will become a Member of the Order of Canada.
Estill is being recognized for - "contributions to the Guelph and Waterloo technology communities and for his philanthropic efforts benefiting refugees."
The recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.
The Order of Canada is considered one of the country's highest civilian honours.