Distinguished Sigma Chi Brothers

sig+sig+badge+1_1The Sigma Chi Fraternity has recognized more than 1,500 brothers since the Significant Sig Award’s inception at the 1935 Grand Chapter. Alumni in any profession, occupation or service work are eligible for consideration. Any Sigma Chi alumnus or undergraduate may nominate a brother for the Significant Sig award. A nomination consists of a completed nomination form and a resume or summary of the nominee’s past and present occupations and positions, professional and/or civic activities, and honors or awards received. Service to Sigma Chi as an undergraduate or alumnus is NOT a criterion for this award and need not be listed. If a candidate is selected, a nominator may be asked to assist the alumni services department at Headquarters with the coordination of an awards ceremony. Only living members of the Fraternity are considered for the award.

  • Dr. John M. Anderson, Beta Omega 1951
  • J. Alan Beesley, Delta Omicron 1950
  • Michael J. Bryant, Delta Omicron 1988
  • Robert K. Burgess, Epsilon Omicron 1979
  • Thomas S. Caldwell, Gamma Lambda 1965
  • Hon. Alexander B. Campbell, Gamma Rho 1955
  • Lionel Colman, Beta Omega 1960
  • H. Garfield Emerson, Beta Omega 1963
  • A. E. Harold Fair, Beta Omega 1922
  • Dr. Alfred W. Farmer, MD, Beta Omega 1927
  • George A. Fierheller, Beta Omega 1955
  • Terence E. Finlay, Epsilon Omicron 1959
  • Hon. John J. Fitzpatrick, Beta Omega 1939
  • Philip D. Fraser, Epsilon Omicron 1983
  • John A. Gamble, Beta Omega 1959
  • George R. Gardiner, Beta Omega 1939
  • David Garland, Theta Psi 1989
  • John W. Graham, QC, Beta Omega 1933
  • Theodore C. Grunau, Beta Omega 1956
  • G. Edward Hall, Beta Omega 1929
  • Hon. Richard B. Hatfield, Gamma Rho 1956
  • Walter K. Kellett, Gamma Lambda 1968
  • James C. Lawley, Gamma Rho 1982
  • J. Douglas Lawson Q.C., QC, Epsilon Omicron 1965
  • Hon. W. Andrew MacKay, Gamma Rho 1950
  • Keith W. MacLellan, Gamma Lambda 1944
  • Hon. Murdoch (Sandy) A. MacPherson, QC, Gamma Rho 1936
  • Hon. Gordon H. McConnell, Gamma Rho 1954
  • Colin E. MacDonald, Gamma Rho 1969
  • Robert R. McEwen, Epsilon Omicron 1973
  • Hon. Stewart McInnes, Gamma Rho 1958
  • Dr. Roderick R. McInnes, MD, Gamma Rho 1965
  • Douglas A. McWhirter, Beta Omega 1958
  • Clive Miller, Delta Omicron 1951
  • James Wiliiiam E. Mingo, QC, Gamma Rho 1947
  • John F. Ricketts, Epsilon Omicron 1960
  • Edward S. Rogers, Beta Omega 1956
  • Edward S. Rogers, Jr., Epsilon Omicron 1992
  • Ernest L. Samuel, Beta Omega 1954
  • Dr. Stephen W. Scherer, Theta Psi 1987
  • Robert F. Shaw, Gamma Lambda 1933
  • William D. Stanish, Gamma Rho 1970
  • W. Gerald Strongman, Epsilon Omicron 1960
  • R. Andrew Stuart, Gamma Rho 1992
  • Kenneth D. Taylor, Beta Omega 1957
  • Peter Tilden, Gamma Rho 1989
  • Robert J. Uffen, Beta Omega 1949
  • Charles H. B. Vaucrosson, Epsilon Omicron 1958
  • David J. Walker, QC, Beta Omega 1928
  • Hon. Allison A. M. Walsh, Gamma Lambda 1936
  • Dwayne Yaretz, Delta Omicron, 1986
  • Jack Layton, Leader of the NDP **Sadly, Brother Layton passed before the application for his Significant Sig Award was completed. His legacy as a caring, passionate voice and historic political leader is one that each Sigma Chi member can be proud of.


Order_Constantine_new3bcdEach year, the Order of Constantine recognizes a group of up to 14 Sigma Chi brothers for their commitment, dedication and service to the Fraternity.

Induction into the Order of Constantine is considered to be the highest honor that the Sigma Chi Fraternity bestows upon one of its members. The honor of being named an “Order of Constantine Sig” has been conferred on just over 670 brothers since the Order’s inception at the 47th Grand Chapter in 1948.

The following Canadian brothers have been inducted:

  • James B. Allen, Western 1979 (GT, Director RMF, Past GP)
  • Frank D. Crane, UBC-Simon Fraser 1961 (Past AC-PR, CA, HC-PR, IFC-PR)
  • *Robert W. Davies, QC, Toronto-Ryerson 1940 (Past GP, GT, CH-GT, AC-PR)
  • John D. Edwards, Western 1980 (Past GP, CA, AC-PR, HC-PR)
  • George A. Fierheller, Toronto-Ryerson 1955 (Past Chairman SCCF)
  • David J. Garland, Waterloo 1989
  • Christopher J. Grimes, Western 1957 (Founder)
  • John W. Graham, Beta Omega 1933 (Past Grand Consul, GP, GT, CH-GT, AC-PR)
  • Norm Halford, McGill 1945 (1st CDN Int’l Balfour Award Winner, Past GP, AC-PR)
  • John W. Henderson, CFA, McGill 1957 (Past GP)
  • James C. Lawley, Dalhousie-St. Mary’s 1982
  • Lew Lundy, Toronto-Ryerson 1955 (Past Mortgage Campaign Chair, Beta Omega)
  • Remigio V. G. Mariano, McGill 1983 (Current HC PR, Past AC-PR)
  • Douglas A. McWhirter, Toronto-Ryerson 1958 (Past Grand Consul, CH-GT, AC-PR)
  • Bev Milner, Beta Omega 1925 (Founder, 1st Cdn Member of Order of Constantine)
  • Robert Rip Peterman, UBC-Simon Fraser 1969 (Past HC-PR, GT)
  • Edward J. Pitt, Western 1971 (Current GP, BLTW Session Leader)
  • Edward S. Rogers, Toronto-Ryerson 1956
  • D. Timothy Sanderson, Western 1985 (HC-PR, Past CA, GP, CH-SCCF)
  • Richard G. Taylor, Toronto-Ryerson 1957 (Past Treasurer SCCF, AC-PR)
  • Eric F.G. Thomson, Dalhousie-St.Mary’s 1972 (GP)
  • Peter W. Tilden, Bridgewater, Bishop’s 1989
  • Douglas I. Towers, Toronto-Ryerson 1961 (Past CH-SCCF, AC-PR)
  • John F. Watson, UBC-Simon Fraser 1963 (GT, Past CA)