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. He received an O’Brien Foundation Scholarship in 1982, to pursue an LL.M. at Yale Law School, focusing on administrative and constitutional law.
Wade was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2008, and received the IPAC Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Public Service Leadership in 2010. He is a Trudeau Foundation Mentor, and is an elected member of the North Shore Community Council in his home district of Stanhope-Covehead PEI.
Wade is a director of Medavie Inc. and partner in Anne China Inc., whose new Mandarin translation of Anne of Green Gables was short-listed as the “Most Influential” book (novel) published in China in 2012. He is writing a book on the premiership of Alex B. Campbell, Prince Edward Island’s longest-serving Premier (1966-78), and is co-Chair of the 2013 Georgetown Conference Rural Redefined.