Two Edwards alumni honoured with prestigious FCPA designation

Earlier this fall two Edwards alumni were honoured at the CPA SK Member Recognition Gala for contributing their time and energy to their work, the profession and our communities.

As part of the presentation they were also bestowed with the prestigious FCPA designation, the profession’s highest distinction, in recognition of their significant career achievements and contributions to their community.

Please join the University of Saskatchewan and Edwards School of Business in congratulating:

2017 FCPA Recipient Vicki McDougall Vicki McDougall
B.Comm. 1993
Vicki earned her CGA designation in 1998. She has been employed with Correctional Service of Canada since 1994 where she has worked in Prince Albert, Drumheller, Ottawa and Saskatoon. She is currently the Chief of Finance for Prairie Regional Headquarters. Vicki has also been a very active member of the profession, volunteering her time on numerous boards and committees. Since 2014 she has served as the Chair of the CPA SK Discipline Committee. Not only has Vicki been a significant volunteer for the profession but has also used her designation within the community. She has been a member of Girl Guides of Canada for 39 years and has volunteered in a variety of positions including Chair of the National Finance and Audit Committee and Director on the National Board. Because of her exceptional service to Girl Guides of Canada, Vicki was awarded their Medal of Merit in 2015.
2017 FCPA Recipient Merlis Belsher Merlis Belsher
B.Comm. 1957
Merlis earned his CA designation in 1960 and was admitted to the Law Society of Saskatchewan in 1964.
He owned and operated Weldon’s Concrete Products for 43 years where he grew the company and earned the reputation as a well-respected employer and member of the business community. He is also an avid volunteer in the Saskatoon community and has served on several boards and committees of athletic and non-profit organizations. Merlis coached youth in the Saskatoon Minor Hockey Association and Saskatoon Minor Baseball League and was a member of the Edwards School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. In 2012 he was awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and in 2014 he received both the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Achievement Award and a Life Membership in the Law Society of Saskatchewan. Over his career as a professional accountant, lawyer and businessman, Merlis has not only contributed much time but also has been extremely generous in his donations to initiatives in his community.

Special thanks to Merlis for graciously sponsoring Edwards students to attend the 2017 NSBA Lessons I’ve Learned event and the FCPA Gala.

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