Mary Brooks honoured for “being an internationally renowned scholar in the field of marine transportation, performance and supply chain management”.
On 29 December 2021, the Governor-General of Canada announced that PortEconomics member Dr Mary Brooks was made a Member of the Order of Canada. The Honour recognizes the outstanding merit or distinguished service of Canadians who make a major difference to Canada through lifelong contributions in every field of endeavour.
Mary Brooks is no stranger to major honours. In 2018 she received the Onassis Prize for Shipping — the top global award in the maritime field, presented only once every three years. Now, she joins the Order of Canada as a Member, recognized for “being an internationally renowned scholar in the field of marine transportation, performance and supply chain management.”
World-renowned for her expertise on the port and shipping industry, Mary’s academic work has had a dramatic impact on both government policy and industry best practices. From port management and short-sea shipping to liner regulation, her research spans the supply chain to understand and improve how goods and supplies make their way around the globe. The founder and past chair of the Port Performance Research Network, her scholarship spans four continents and includes 25 books and more than 75 peer-reviewed articles.
Though now retired from teaching, Mary Brooks’ work continues. In 2017 she chaired an expert panel of the Council of Canadian Academies on the social and economic value of marine shipping to Canada — one that assessed its economic value much higher than previous estimates. She was also named a National Associate of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in 2018 and recently chaired a National Academies panel on the assessment and effectiveness of the U.S. Coast Guard’s oversight of recognized organizations
“I am absolutely thrilled to be recognized by my country for my life’s work in the field of shipping and ports — what an incredible honour,” says Mary.
PortEconomics congratulates Mary Brooks for the achievement and proudly offers its visitors the opportunity to read several of Mary Brooks’ publications on port management, policy and governance