More accolades for former UPEI president

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Former UPEI president Wade MacLauchlan

Former UPEI president Wade MacLauchlan has been recognized for his strong impact on public policy.

MacLauchlan was one of three influential Atlantic Canadians lauded by Canada’s Public Policy Thursday at the inaugural Atlantic Dinner and Awards in Halifax.

“We are delighted to celebrate the extraordinary contributions these three individuals have made to their communities and our country,’’ said David Mitchell, the Forum’s president and CEO.

“Their leadership, hard work and vision have had an immeasurable impact on public policy, business and education in the Atlantic region – an impact that resonates right across Canada.’’

Margaret Norrie McCain, former lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick and Clearwater Seafoods president John Risley received the honour along with MacLauchlan.

MacLauchlan served as president and vice-chancellor of UPEI from 1999 to 2011. He also served as dean of law at the University of New Brunswick and professor of law at Dalhousie.

MacLauchlan was actively involved in provincial, regional, and national collaborations.

“While at UPEI, Wade was dedicated to collaborating with other universities and partners in the region to cultivate integrated teaching and research, both locally and globally,” said Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor.

“Wade was also passionate about supporting our students in their pursuit of excellence and that continues to this day through his many endeavours. On behalf of the entire UPEI family, I congratulate Wade on this well-deserved and prestigious honour.”

MacLauchlan was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2008 and awarded the IPAC Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for Public Service Leadership in 2010.

Larry Murray, chair of the Forum’s board of directors, says the new dinner and awards is a testament to Atlantic Canadians’ inspirational work in improving government, business and civil society in the country.

“This new tradition will pay tribute to the leaders of an increasingly influential region, recognizing the difference they are making in the lives of all Canadians,’’ said Murray.

Since 1987, the Forum has recognized leaders who have helped advance public policy and good governance in Canada. 

Organizations: Clearwater Seafoods

Geographic location: Canada, Halifax, Atlantic New Brunswick

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Recent comments

    January 19, 2013 - 20:05

    Brian Mulroney and Conrad Black both received Orders of Canada also,I would like to know where was Wade when Binns got his Honorary dergree from UPEI.DISGUSTING. The most money ever spent by the Human Rights Commission.

  • johnny cash
    January 18, 2013 - 19:15

    Ya right,just more self serving crap for the liberal party. gizz is going to drop P.E.I.. Rumor has it gizz sold us out for cash and a senate seat. Anyone want to dispute this rumor?

  • Marishka
    January 18, 2013 - 11:44

    There seems to be quite a campaign underway to get MacLauchlan's name out there to the voting public. Let's go, folks, and elect the man who wants to import skilled workers to fill Island jobs:

    • Taway
      January 18, 2013 - 14:50

      Yes to fill the jobs that Islanders don't want!!!! Get over yourself...

  • Bill Kays
    Bill Kays
    January 18, 2013 - 10:45

    I certainly have no accolades for an elitist being given an award by a larger group of elitists or globalists, call them whatever you want, but they are bad for the regular people of this country. Here is what the Public Policy Forum is. The Public Policy Forum (PPF), is an independent, non-profit Canadian think tank for public-private dialogue. The organization's stated aim is "to serve as a neutral, independent forum for open dialogue on public policy." (This was the beginning of the end for regular citizens. It is a marriage between big business and big government fostering an environment for corporate profits to increase and government purses get smaller, thereby the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. "The Forum was founded in 1987 in Calgary, based upon the belief that good government cannot be left to government alone" The Forum was created to bring private sector business leaders together with senior public servants to discuss how they could work together more effectively. The PPF has now grown to more than 180 members from business, federal and provincial governments, academia, organized labour and the voluntary and not-for-profit sectors, each dedicated to building better government in Canada. In 2012 the Forum will mark its 25th anniversary." They have already built the type of government they want, that is why the middle and lower classes are suffering.

  • Red Like Me
    January 18, 2013 - 09:21

    A proven leader that can pursue and achieve vision and progress. Exactly what the present government is lacking entirely. A well ordered mind is a are commodity. thanks eh?

    • Bill Kays
      Bill Kays
      January 18, 2013 - 12:15

      A well ordered mind may well be a rare commodity these days but that alone is no reason to jump on his bandwagon. He may be a proven leader but where exactly would he lead us, I think down the road to further destruction. You see his vision is that of the elitist or globalist and that is why the crooks at the Public Policy Forum embrace him, because he is their man. It sucks, wake up people.