Edmonton, Alberta (March 24, 2023) – PCL Construction is pleased to announce that it’s President and CEO, Dave Filipchuk has been presented the Canadian Business Leader Award from the University of Alberta. Filipchuk is the eighth president and CEO of PCL Construction, the company that was founded in 1906 and has had its headquarters in Edmonton since 1932.

“This is a tremendous honour, and very humbling given the many excellent leaders in our business community. It feels even more special for me to receive this award as an alumnus of the University of Alberta,” says Filipchuk. “I would like to thank the U of A Business Advisory Council and of course the many employees both past and current that make up our strong PCL team who have all made our company successful and who make my job a lot easier. We are all living our purpose, Building a Better Future, Together.”

Graduating from the University of Alberta in 1984, Filipchuk joined PCL that same year, working in both Canada and the U.S. on PCL projects before climbing the ranks to his current role leading PCL since 2016. He is now into year thirty-nine with the international construction company.

"We're excited to celebrate Dave's achievements as the 2023 CBLA recipient," says Elan MacDonald, vice president of external relations at the University of Alberta. "PCL has long been a pillar of Alberta's economy and with his innovative leadership and commitment to the community, it will continue to make positive impacts in our province and beyond."

The award was presented to Filipchuk at the annual CBLA dinner — a University of Alberta signature event, attended by hundreds of members of the Alberta business community, on March 23, 2023, in Edmonton. 


About the Canadian Business Leader Award

Each year since 1982, the Alberta School of Business and its Business Advisory Council have presented the Canadian Business Leader Award to a Canadian of distinction. CBLA recipients have demonstrated leadership, business acumen and success, an entrepreneurial spirit, integrity and a commitment to the community. The selection committee is made up of members of the Business Advisory Council, as well as faculty and alumni.

About PCL Construction

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in more than 30 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $8 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.