individuals reflect in their personal and professional lives the
Philia values. We welcome their contribution and are honoured to
call them ‘Friends of Philia’:
Gary McPherson LLD
He has been recognized
for his work with numerous awards and has been inducted as a member
of both the Edmonton and Alberta Sports Halls of Fame.
an extensive background in the voluntary sector having spent
more than 20 years in wheelchair sports administration. For
eight of those years he served as President of the Canadian
Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA).
16th, 1995 the University of Alberta Senate recognized
his contribution to the community by awarding him an Honorary Doctorate
of Laws Degree.
In June of 1998
he joined the University of Alberta where he is the Executive Director
of the Canadian Centre
for Social Entrepreneurship (CCSE) in the Faculty of Business.
He is also an Adjunct Professor, as well as a Special Lecturer and
Advisor in the Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation. Prior
to joining the University, Dr. McPherson served for 10 years as
Chairman of the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with
Disabilities providing advice to the Alberta Government.
authored and published a book titled, "With
Every Breath I Take".
married and he and his wife have two children.
Gary’s web site
is located at www.garymcpherson.com.
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