Génome Québec congratulates Dr. Thomas J. Hudson who was  named Officer of the Order of Canada. Dr Hudson is President and Scientific Director of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and a member of the Board of Directors at Génome Québec.

The Investiture Ceremony took place today in Ottawa, in the presence of the Governor General of Canada. The Order of Canada was created to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.


Thomas Hudson is a global leader in genome science and a driver of Canadian medical research. A renowned geneticist, he led the team that built the first physical map of the human genome at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology. He later founded the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre, where he led the Canadian portion of the International Haplotype Map Consortium, a multi-country effort to identify genetic variations that impact health and disease. He is now the president and scientific director of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research where he is galvanizing the research community to advance the fight against cancer.