Prof. Robert Mellin has been named to the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador for his dedication to the architecture of the province involving heritage conservation, research, and architectural design. The investiture will take place on January 31, 2018, at Government House in St. John’s. From the website of the Order: "The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador is the highest honour of the province. The object of the Order is to recognize individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field of endeavour benefiting in an outstanding manner Newfoundland and Labrador and its residents. The first investiture took place in 2004. An independent group called the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador Advisory Council selects members to be invested into the Order each year after considering all nominations received. There are no fixed quotas or categories, but a maximum number of eight appointments are made each year."