Dr. Edward MacDonald honoured by PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation

“Dr. Ed” presented the Award of Honour for outstanding service to heritage
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Dr. Ed MacDonald

The PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation (PEI MHF) recently honoured Dr. Edward MacDonald with its Award of Honour. Dr. MacDonald is an associate professor of history at UPEI and a beloved teacher, editor, and author.

The Award of Honour recognizes outstanding service and continued contribution to the heritage activities of Prince Edward Island. Dr. MacDonald has become the “go-to historical guy” on PEI for his wide-ranging knowledge of Island history, and his generosity in sharing it through his teaching at UPEI, his participation in public events which mark our Island history, and his encouragement of many others to research, write, and publish historical articles or manuscripts on Prince Edward Island.

Dr. MacDonald was one of three editors of Time and a Place, An Environmental History of Prince Edward Island, which received a Heritage Activity award for 2016, at the recent PEI MHF awards evening.

Dr.  MacDonald has written other titles of particular historical value to PEI: If You’re Stronghearted: PEI in the Twentieth Century (2000), and he was co-author of The Landscapes of Confederation (2010).

 Congratulations, Dr. Ed!

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