Northern Lights College recognize Allan Markin for his outstanding contribution

first_imgThe Honorary Degree was conferred by Board of Governors chair, Karen Simpson, and Vice President Academic and Research, Dr. Peter Nunoda during Convocation ceremonies on June 20 at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Markin becomes the 17th individual to receive an Honorary Degree from NLC. In recognition of his support of education, Markin has received honorary degrees from the Universities of Alberta, Calgary, Lethbridge and St. Francis Xavier. Markin is also a founder of St. Mary’s University.Advertisement Markin was the Chair of the Board of Directors for Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) during construction of the $12,000,000 project back in 2007, half of which came from petroleum industry partners. At the time, CNRL contributed $500,000 towards the Industry Training Centre, and Markin matched that donation with an individual contribution of $500,000. In his address to the graduates, Markin talked about the importance of developing an individual vision and mission to help guide your life. “Who’s the boss of you?” Markin asked. “You’re the boss of yourself, and it’s important to learn that early in life,” he added. “What can you do that you are not doing now that would make a big difference in your life? We’re on this earth to live, to love, to learn, and we’re on this earth to leave a legacy.”- Advertisement -Today, Markin is a major supporter of the Alberta Project Promoting Active Living and Healthy Eating in Schools program, which is now running in 63 northern Alberta schools, serving urban, rural and First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. In addition, Markin’s philanthropy has been a major benefactor in the health care industry, creating the Pure North S’Energy Foundation, an innovative health program focused on primary prevention. As of January 2014, Pure North had over 30,000 registered participants, with a special focus on seniors, the under-served, fire and flood victims, urban and Aboriginal populations, including many communities in northern Canada.Advertisementlast_img

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