University of Calgary

Dr. David Chalack wins prestigious award

Dr. David Chalack with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnston. Photo: Government of Canada.Dr. David Chalack with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnston. 

UCVM Stakeholder Advisory Council member, Dr. David Chalack, was honoured on February 10, 2012, with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal presented by his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, along with the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

Dr. Chalack, was chosen for his contributions to the field of animal care and to the continued success of the Calgary Stampede.

‘David is a leader, and his contributions to the field of livestock genetics and to the success of the Calgary Stampede have raised the profile of Canadian agriculture on the domestic and international stage,’ said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz.

In addition to his role on the Advisory Council, Dr. Chalack has generously made available his dairy, Rocky Mountain Holstein, and his cows for student learning experiences.

Congratulations Dr. Chalack for being recognized for dedicating yourself to our community.