Canadian HIV expert named to France's highest order

McGill University professor Mark Wainberg, a trailblazer in HIV/AIDS research, has been named a chevalier of France's Légion d'honneur.

McGill University professor Mark Wainberg, a trailblazer in HIV/AIDS research, has been named a chevalier of France's Légion d'honneur.

The order, established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, is the highest decoration in France. Chevalier ("knight") is the most common of its five grades.

Wainberg, a physician and professor in McGill's faculty of medicine, is also the director of the McGill AIDS Centre at the Jewish General Hospital's Lady Davis Institute, which he established in 1984.