UPEI Founders 2011

One way that the University of Prince Edward Island honours its rich heritage and traditions is acknowledging people who have contributed to it in an exceptional way, naming them “Founders.” Recognizing founders is an opportunity to welcome members of the UPEI community to campus and at the same time honour those who have made contributions over the years.

Official citation at ceremony presented by AVC student, Sadie Griffin:

“Today, the Atlantic Veterinary College is deeply honoured to present Mel Gallant with the Honourable Eugene F. Whelan Green Hat Award for his significant and long-lasting contributions to the College. Mel Gallant was part of the Atlantic Veterinary College “from the ground up.”...

Official citation at ceremony presented by student Karen Biggar:

“In 1991, Dr. Margaret Munro was invited to become the Founding Dean of the new UPEI School of Nursing. The establishment of the school enabled Dr. Munro to see her vision turn into a reality - she knew the next journey was just beginning.

Dr. Munro remained grounded in the...

Official citation at ceremony presented by student Emma MacPhail:

“Frank Zakem’s life has always been about service, as evidenced by his long career in post-secondary education, including twenty-six years as principal of Holland College’s Charlottetown campus, teaching select classes at St. Dunstan's University, helping with the organization of SDU...