BLA Alumni Appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada
Juri Peepre was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada on December 29, 2013 for his role in protecting the Canadian wilderness for future generations.
Juri received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Guelph in 1976 and a Master of Science in Plant Science from the University of British Columbia in 1981. After 20 years in the Yukon, he now lives in Windermere, British Columbia and is Proprietor of Juri Peepre Consulting. He continues to work on protected area campaigns in Canada’s west and North.
Juri has more than 35 years experience in conservation, park and protected area assessments, advocacy and planning, conservation communications; outdoor recreation and wilderness research and planning. Juri, an author and photographer, has co-authored and contributed to several books and conservation multi-media presentations. He has been an active participant in the work of environmental non-government organizations including Wildsight, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, TREC, CPAWS and the Yukon Conservation Society.
The Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
The Globe and Mail article published on December 30, 2013 highlights the latest appointees to the Order of Canada.