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2017 Distinguished Alumni and Inspiring Young Alumni

(September, 2017)  Recently the UPEI Alumni Association held a ceremony to present the 2017 Distinguished and Inspiring Young Alumni Awards. This year's recipients were the Honourable Diane Campbell (BA '72), Dr. Michael Beattie (DVM '94), and Mr. Ron Myers (BSc '03).

Justice Diane Campbell has been a prominent member of the legal community for more than 40 years, currently serving as one of twenty judges on the Federal Tax Court of Canada. Justice Campbell was the first female graduate from UPEI to attend Harvard Law school, and the first female from PEI to be appointed to the Federal Tax Court of Canada.

Dr. Michael Beattie spent thirteen years as the chief veterinarian for the province of New Brunswick and guided the health of the atlantic salmon industry through some of its most challenging years. Currently, Dr. Beattie is the president of Gas Infusion Systems Inc.

Ron Myers is the co-founder, partner, and chief technology officer of the growing information technology company Thinking BIG. Starting as a company with three people, they have grown to have more than 80 full and part-time employees working on projects all over the world.

Visit the Distinguished Alumni page and the Inspiring Young Alumni page for full 2017 award citations and past award recipients. 

Upcoming Alumni Chapter Events

Ottawa Alumni and Friends Holiday Reception
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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Halifax Holiday Luncheon
Thursday, December 14, 2017
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