John’s contributions to the community and the province were recognized in 2005 when he was awarded the Alberta Centennial medal.
He is founder and Chairman of the Board of Princeton Developments Ltd., and a member of the Advisory Council for the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, which creates and maintains global research networks supporting the work of more than 400 researchers in multiple disciplines. He serves as a director with Fountain Tire Ltd. and Strategy Summit Ltd.
In the community, John serves as Chancellor Emeritus and Chairman Emeritus of the University of Alberta. He also served on the Business Advisory Council of the School of Business, University of Alberta, and as a board member of the Conference Board of Canada.
He is also a member of the World Presidents’ Organization, and a fellow of the Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
John was awarded the commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003, and in 1992 received the commemorative medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada.