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PEI, President Emeritus, University of Prince Edward Island

H. Wade MacLauchlan, C.M. is President Emeritus of the University of Prince Edward Island, where he served as President from 1999 to 2011.   Previous positions include Dean of Law at the University of New Brunswick, and professor of law at Dalhousie University.

Wade lives at West Covehead, Prince Edward Island and has been involved through his family in various sectors, including tourism, the fishery, agriculture, construction, retail oil and gas, and cable television.    He was named to the Order of Canada in 2008, and was awarded the IPAC Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Public Service Leadership in 2010.

Wade is currently writing a book on Alex Campbell’s premiership of Prince Edward Island (1966-78), and is involved in several business ventures, including Anne in China Inc., which is taking a new Mandarin translation of Anne of Green Gables to the Chinese market.   In 2012, Wade was Chair of the Palmer Conference on Public Sector Leadership, on Canada as a Leader in Immigration Policy and Practice.