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Biology prof and alumni among Canada’s Top 40 Under 40


Environmental expert Linda Campbell and three Queen’s alumni receive awards for outstanding citizenship

Queen’s University Biology professor Linda Campbell has received one of the country’s most distinguished awards for outstanding citizenship: Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™.

She is among 40 Canadians from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors recognized for their vision and leadership; innovation and achievement; impact; community involvement and contribution; and strategy for growth.

Linda Campbell Biology professor Linda Campbell.

“To be recognized for my contributions in this way is a real honour,” says Dr. Campbell, Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Ecosystem Health. “The award covers such a broad range of people from business and research through to non-profit organizations, that being included in this outstanding group of Canadians is very exciting. I'm really looking forward to the Top 40 under 40 events and meeting what should be a diverse and exceptional group of individuals.”

A professor in Queen’s Department of Biology and School of Environmental Studies, Dr. Campbell is passionate about preserving the environmental sustainability of lakes and rivers through social, economic and political policies. Her groundbreaking research is helping to shape environmental policy decisions about water issues in Canada and around the world.

Research projects in Dr. Campbell’s lab have had an impact on environmental remediation of contaminated sites in cities and in National parks, provided key data for development of provincial consumption guidelines of sport fish, and educated the public on the impacts of non‐native species in Ontario and internationally.

Queen’s also has three alumni on this year’s list: William Andrew (Sc ’94), President of Elevate Sports; Kent Campbell (MBA’96), Deputy Minister, Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources; and Cameron Fowler (Artsci ’94), Executive Vice-President, BMO Financial Group.

They will receive their awards June 8 in Toronto.

Now in its 15th year, the program is managed by founding sponsor, The Caldwell Partners International, with an independent advisory board composed of 25 business leaders.

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