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Island Biologist Receives Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal

MacQuarrie among 584 Islanders honoured

Kate MacQuarrie is one of 584 Islanders presented with a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal, marking the 70th anniversary of the late Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne.  Medals recognize Islanders who have devoted themselves to making Prince Edward Island a better place and have made a significant contribution. This may include having:

  • provided volunteer service at the local level;

  • contributed to the Province’s reconciliation efforts with Indigenous peoples;

  • contributed to the Province’s diversity and inclusion goals, including the promotion of the Acadian and Francophone community;

  • served, or are serving, in the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, and emergency services; or

  • made a positive impact on the preservation of the environment.


MacQuarrie’s medal acknowledged her work to conserve Prince Edward Island’s natural habitats and to educate the public about their importance, as well as the plants and animals that live within them. 


“I am honoured by this recognition, and humbled to stand beside so many deserving, dedicated Islanders”, said MacQuarrie.  “My contributions pale in comparison to theirs, and I thank those who nominated me.”


MacQuarrie’s medal was presented by PEI Premier Dennis King at a ceremony in Charlottetown on June 15, 2023.  A list of all 584 recipients will be published on the Government website at the close of the program.

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