Dr. David Morrison, a charter member of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Hon. George J. Tweedy Award, which is presented to an Island Rotarian for outstanding community service.
Earlier, Morrison received a special recognition of 25 years of dedicated Rotary service. In 2010, he was presented with the Harry MacLauchlan Award for Vocational Excellence.
Morrison’s career has mirrored the ideals and principles of Rotary. From 2001, Morrison worked in the P.E.I. Cancer Treatment Centre, resigning in late 2009 to further contribute to the international dimension of cancer care and non-communicable diseases.
He is part of the group which successfully brought these diseases (heart, lung, diabetes and cancer) to the level of the United Nations and World Health Organization.
Throughout his career, Morrison has had many accomplishments in local, national and international arenas. Underlying all efforts is a strong commitment to the Rotary motto of Service Above Self.
Morrison is an internationally recognized expert in human dignity and human rights, psychosocial oncology and spirituality. He gives speeches and presentations the world over, in Canada and in his own little parish of Christ Church Cherry Valley, where he is the pastor.
Morrison was a professor at UPEI for 30 years, since its inception. He has been recognized by many universities through their appointments, including being visiting scholar to Harvard University. He has served on many prestigious boards, most recently the North-South Institute.
On several occasions he has given leadership to the World Council of Churches. His recognized contributions to community service on P.E.I. and internationally are extensive and go back several decades.
In his acceptance speech, Morrison thanked those responsible for this recognition and emphasized the need to care for one another at every possible level.
He recognized the support of his friends and colleagues, Christ Church Cherry Valley, other Rotarians, and especially his family members.