UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor named Top 50 CEO

Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine
Thursday, May 10, 2018

UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz was named a Top 50 CEO by Atlantic Business Magazine at a formal red-carpet reception, dinner, and awards gala in Halifax, NS yesterday evening.

Since 1999, Atlantic Business Magazine has dedicated one of its six issues per year to profiling Atlantic Canada’s 50 most accomplished business leaders. Nominees for the awards are judged according to their corporate, community, and industry involvement; their organization’s growth in recent years; and, their responses to various managerial challenges. This is the second year in a row that President Abd-El-Aziz has received this recognition.

“It is a great honour to receive this award alongside so many talented leaders in Atlantic Canada,” said President Abd-El-Aziz. “I share this recognition with the great faculty and staff at UPEI who have been so passionate and innovative in advancing the mission of the University of Prince Edward Island.”

He added, “UPEI is very proud to serve as a foundation for our province, generating both social and economic impact. With a quality education and access to amazing experiential learning opportunities, our students are contributing positively to communities at home, in the region and around the world.”

The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and is committed to assisting students reach their full potential in both the classroom and community. With roots stemming from two founding institutions—Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University—UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. UPEI is the only degree-granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island. 







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