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Class Notes

Submitted by alumni on Thu, 04/13/2017 - 00:42.

Class Notes

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Dr. Pam Veale, MD’93, MDSc’00, received the Alumna of Distinction Award for achieving medical education excellence at the 2016 Arch Awards. Over the past 15 years, Veale has been a dedicated educator who is committed to creating a successful learning environment for future doctors. She has served as course chair, director of student evaluation and assistant dean, undergraduate medical education (UME), and played a key leadership role in the recent successful UME-accreditation process.

Dale Walde, PhD’95, received the Alumni Achievement Award for inspiring students at the 2016 Arch Awards. Walde says he got a “late start” in his academic career at the age of 27. He spent time in the private sector as a consulting archaeologist while he was finishing up his PhD and, in 1998, he entered academia, taking his first role as the director of UCalgary’s Archeology Field School. In that role, he immediately initiated a public archaeology program, introducing several hundred members of the public to Canadian Plains archaeology and First Nations traditions.

Brad Mahon, BMus’96, MMus’99, PhD’08, was named director of the world-renowned Conservatory at Mount Royal University. Mahon will provide strategic leadership to one of the largest music and performing arts education organizations in Canada.