ashitaka writes: "The father of the Java programming language received his Order of Canada at a ceremony held in Ottawa this morning. The award honours Canadians who have made significant contributions to society at a regional, national or international level and corresponds the the UK's OBE and CBE and the US's Presidential Medal of Freedom or Congressional Gold Medal.
Gosling's award was announced back in February but it took until now to hold the investiture. He will receive the award from Canada's rather attractive Governor General Michelle Jean.
On a related note, my father is also receiving the Order of Canada at the same time for his work in biomaterials. In particular the development of a cement that made the first practical artificial hip replacements possible."