Gov. Gen. David Johnston announced 99 new appointments to the Order of Canada on Friday, and a New Brunswick professor who has specialized in Canadian labour and working class history is among them.

Greg S. Kealey, a history professor at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, has been named a member of the Order of Canada.

The other levels are officer and companion.

According to a news release issued by the governor general's office, Kealey was chosen "for his sustained academic contributions to Canadian labour relations history and for his administrative leadership of several universities in Atlantic Canada."

Kealey has written five books and edited or contributed to many others.

His area of expertise is largely the labour history of Canada and he was the editor of the academic journal Labour/Le Travail, which specialized in the Canadian labour movement, for 21 years.

Kealey has been vice-president of research at UNB and was president of Knowledge Park Inc. in Fredericton, among numerous other positions. He has also taught at Memorial University and Dalhousie University and was a visiting professor at Monash University in Australia.

The investiture ceremony will be set at a later date.