Carleton University Chancellor Yaprak Baltacioğlu has won the 2021 Vanier Medal awarded by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC).

The Vanier Medal is IPAC’s highest form of recognition to a person who has shown distinctive leadership and made significant contributions in public administration and to the public service in Canada. The medal was created in 1962 in honour of former governor general Georges-Philias Vanier.

“I am honoured and very grateful to receive the 2021 IPAC Vanier Medal,” said Baltacioğlu.

“Serving my adopted country of Canada was the greatest honour of my life and it brings me great pleasure to be recognized for this service.”

Carleton University Chancellor Yaprak Baltacioğlu

Carleton University Chancellor Yaprak Baltacioğlu

In congratulating Baltacioğlu, IPAC President Kelly Gillis thanked her for her exemplary public service career spanning nearly three decades.

“Throughout her career she inspired public servants to reach new heights—she is a model of public service excellence and a profoundly deserving recipient for IPAC’s highest honour.”

In his nomination of Baltacioğlu, Carleton President Benoit-Antoine Bacon noted that “a review of Ms. Baltacioğlu’s achievements reveals her tireless desire to give back to Canada and to make the country better for all Canadians. Her dedication and determination to serve her country of adoption is without compare.”

Born in Turkey, Baltacioğlu came to Canada at the age of 21 after earning a law degree at Istanbul University. She became interested in Canadian democracy and completed a Master’s in Public Administration at Carleton.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021 in ,
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