Business Student Wins Canadian Excellence Award

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Ryan Palmer, a third-year business student at UPEI, was recognized recently by the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation with an Excellence Award valued at $8,000 over two years. This award is given to students who demonstrate academic success and a significant contribution to the community, and who show leadership and commitment to innovation.

"I am thrilled to congratulate Ryan on this great recognition. These awards are valuable to students both for the national recognition and for the financial aid they provide to help them to fulfill their educational goals," states Roberta MacDonald, Dean of the School of Business.

Ryan Palmer is one of 200 students from across Canada to be selected for this year's award and he joins the company of Matthew O'Halloran, a UPEI business student who won the award last year.

"These excellence awards are both an investment in the future of our country and a way of recognizing some exceptional Canadians. The Foundation's Millennium Excellence Award laureates come from many different backgrounds and have lots of different interests, yet they all share an ability to inspire those around them through their achievements, their leadership and their dedication," said Gand#233;rard Veilleux, chairman of the Foundation's Board of Directors.

The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation is a private and independent organization created by an act of Parliament in 1998. It encourages Canadian students to strive for excellence in their post secondary studies, to face the challenges of a changing economy and society.

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