BA 1958 UC
- 2020 Award Recipient
The late Honourable Robert Kaplan was a renowned lawyer and politician. He was first elected to The House of Commons in 1968 and re-elected in 1972, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1984 and 1988. In 1980, he was sworn to the Privy Council as Solicitor General of Canada and brought in the Young Offenders Act and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. After his decision not to seek re-election in 1993, he became active in international business. He was awarded the Legion of Honour medal from France as well as the Order of Kazakhstan.