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Ronald Wan Hay Wong

Doctor of Civil Law

Ronald W.H. Wong received a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Mary's in 1959. In 1962, he completed a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree at Birmingham University, England. Since that time, Mr. Wong has demonstrated excellence in the legal profession, in the business world and in public service.

During his 18 years of legal practice in Hong Kong, Mr. Wong was appointed by the Governor of Hong Kong to serve on a number of public services. He was a member of the panel of the Seamen's Board of Reference in the Marine Department of Hong Kong, the Judicial Service Commission, and the Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee in the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

In addition to his full time work-load, Mr. Wong maintained his social activities, serving as Vice-President of the British Dragon Boat Racing Association in England; as a member of the Visiting Committee of the Harmondsworth Immigration Detention Centre near London's Heathrow Airport; and as a Charter Founder Member of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Mr. Wong's involvement in extra-curricular activities was evident during his days at Saint Mary's where he served as Treasurer of the Student's Council. Since then, he has continued to maintain his ties with the University. In 1992, for example, he returned to campus to meet with former class colleagues, government representatives and business leaders to discuss past days and future directions of the University and the Province of Nova Scotia.