His Excellency David Johnston is the kind of guy who can make you wonder what the heck you've done with your life so far. Take a look at his awesome resume: he graduated from Queen's, Cambridge, and Harvard - where he was a hockey star, a two-time all American... and now a member of the Harvard Athletic Hall of Fame.
On top of that, he's a lawyer with a deep knowledge of constitutional law and a highly regarded academic who led two of Canada's universities - McGill and Waterloo - for 25 years. And yet, ask anyone who knows him and they'll tell you - Governor General David Johnston is humble and down to earth - the kind of guy who'll appear in a student rap video or help a neighbour repair a barn.
He's been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, and a Companion of the Order of Canada. He's hosted federal leadership debates, including the famous stand-off between Brian Mulroney and John Turner. And in 1995, Mr. Johnston was chair of the "No" campaign during the Quebec referendum.
And now, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston is Canada's representative of the Queen - the 28th Governor General in our history.