Outstanding Alumni

Each year, SFU and the Alumni Association honour our most accomplished graduates. Nominations are made by alumni, faculty, staff, students and SFU's many friends in the community. Since the awards were first introduced in 1983, they have become one of SFU's most celebrated traditions. We applaud all our recipients for their remarkable achievements.

Nominations:

Everyone is invited to nominate candidates for SFU Outstanding Alumni Awards by completing the information required in the nomination form. Nomination instructions and form will be available in fall 2019.

Confidentiality is assured: nominations are handled in a discreet and secure manner. Nominees are not informed of their nomination or status by the Alumni Association unless they are selected as a recipient. Nominators may choose to inform nominees that they have been nominated. Unsuccessful nominees will not be contacted by the Alumni Association.

Nomination Information [Note: nominations will open fall, 2019]

Below is information from the 2019 nomination cycle. Parts may be updated for the 2020 nominations. Details coming fall, 2019.

The nomination package contains eight parts:

  1. Candidate's Information
  2. Nominator's (Your) Information
  3. Award Category
  4. Does the candidate know?
  5. Answering five questions:
    1. What differentiates this graduate in their given field of expertise setting them from their peers and making them truly outstanding? Please describe in a way that the general public would understand and recognize the value/importance. [500 word max]
    2. What impact has this graduate and their work had within their discipline or area of focus and beyond? Please describe in a way that the general public would understand and recognize the value/importance. [500 word max]
    3. Outside of their regular area of focus, what additional impact or involvement does this individual have within their community? (e.g. volunteer activities, affiliations with organizations, etc.) [250 word max]
    4. In what way(s) can this individual be considered an inspiration to current students? [250 word max]
    5. To your knowledge, has this individual received any previous awards, accolades, and/or recognition for their impact in their area of work? If yes, please provide examples/highlights below. [250 word max]
  6. Uploading relevant news media/articles [max of 8]
  7. Uploading resume / academic CV (optional) [This can be sent through the form or emailed directly to the SFU Alumni Relations Office at alumni@sfu.ca]
  8. Referee Information [Letters of reference should be submitted directly by the referee to SFU’s Alumni Relations Office at alumni@sfu.ca and be received before the November 16, 2018 deadline]
 

Note: We recommend that you review the components required of the submission, and gather any of the written submission components in a separate Word document that can then be copied and pasted when you are ready to submit your nomination.



Award categories and recipients:

Academic Achievement

  • 1994 Terrance Snutch, BSc, PhD
  • 1995 Gail Anderson, MPM, PhD
  • 1996 Jed Harrison, BSc(Hon)
  • 1996 Ann Rose, PhD
  • 1997 Marianne Boelscher Ignace, PhD
  • 1997 Imre Kovesdi, PhD
  • 1998 Alexandra Newton, BSc
  • 1999 Marco Marra, BSc, PhD
  • 2002 Mary Williams, PhD
  • 2003 Marlene Moretti, MA, PhD
  • 2004 Steven Jones, MSc
  • 2007 David Granville, BSc
  • 2007 Mark Jaccard, BA, MRM
  • 2008 Richard Bruskiewich, BA
  • 2009 Marianne Sadar, BSc
  • 2010 Alan Rugman, PhD
  • 2011 Rolf Mathewes, BSc
  • 2012 Jo-ann Archibald, MEd, PhD
  • 2012 John Spinelli, BSc, MSc, PhD
  • 2014 Ming-Sound Tsao, BS
  • 2017 Steven Holdcroft, PhD

Arts and Culture

  • 1993 Karl Siegler, BA(Hon), MA
  • 1994 Brian Fawcett, BA(Hon)
  • 1995 Ilona Herzberg, BA (Hon)
  • 1997 Ken Lum, BGS
  • 1997 Laurali R. (Bunny) Wright, MALS
  • 2006 Roy Miki, MA
  • 2009 Lyn Hancock, BEd, MA
  • 2010 Norman Armour, BA
  • 2017 Gary Cristall, BA

Athletic Achievement

  • 1983 Jack Taunton, BSc, MSc
  • 1984 Lui Passaglia, BA, Hon. LLD
  • 1985 Dave Cutler, BA, PDP
  • 1986 Sheila Smith, PDP
  • 1987 Randy Ragan, BA
  • 1988 Bob Molle, BGS
  • 1989 Doug Roxburgh, BA
  • 1990 Brit Townsend, BGS
  • 1991 Glen Jackson, BA
  • 1992 Jay Triano, BA, PDP
  • 1994 Lindsay Sparkes, BGS
  • 1995 Greg Edgelow, BGS
  • 1998 David McKay, BGS, PDP
  • 1999 Ger Donnelly, BEd, PDP
  • 2000 Leah Pells, BA
  • 2001 Chris Wilson, BBA
  • 2004 Bruce Robertson, BGS
  • 2005 Daniel Igali, BA
  • 2009 Carol Huynh, BA
  • 2013 Krista Guloien, BA

Professional Achievement

  • 1983 Terre Nash, BA, MA
  • 1984 Kenneth Dye, MBA
  • 1985 John Sawatsky, BA
  • 1986 Sandy Wilson, BA
  • 1987 Wendy Newman, BA
  • 1988 Jane Frazee-Buitenhuis, BA
  • 1989 Derek Barnes, MBA
  • 1990 G.F. Kym Anthony, BA
  • 1991 Cliff Andstein, BA
  • 1992 Bob Wright, BA
  • 1993 Michael Churchill-Smith, BGS
  • 1995 Allan Maynard, BSc, MSc
  • 1996 James Allan, BSc, PDP
  • 1998 Kim Rossmo, BA, MA, PhD
  • 1999 Ken Spencer, MBA
  • 1999 Robert Vernon, BSc, MPM, PhD
  • 2000 Linda Crompton, BA
  • 2000 Georges Ionides, MBA
  • 2001 Chris Spence, BA
  • 2002 Rob Bakshi, BBA
  • 2003 Daphne Bramham, MALS
  • 2003 Dave Cobb, BBA
  • 2004 Leora Kuttner, PhD
  • 2005 Mike Cordoba, BBA
  • 2006 Robert Armstrong, BSc
  • 2007 Elaine Gallagher, PhD
  • 2008 Evaleen Jaager Roy, BBA
  • 2009 Robert Turner, PhD
  • 2011 Nadine Caron, BSc
  • 2012 Joel Bakan, BA
  • 2013 Lance Uggla, BBA
  • 2014 Kanwal Singh Neel, PhD
  • 2017 Frode Strand-Nielsen, BA
  • 2018 Betsy Gibbons, EMBA, BA

Public Service

  • 2002 Ujjal Dosanjh, BA
  • 2006 Larry Beasley, BA
  • 2010 Jim Chu, BBA
  • 2011 Graham Muir, MA
  • 2012 Svein Andresen, BA, MA
  • 2013 Tim Martin, MA
  • 2013 Howard Sapers, BA
  • 2014 Diane Cockle, PhD
  • 2017 Yohana Yembise, BA

Service to the Community

  • 1983 Gregg Macdonald, MA
  • 1984 Lanny Howard, CPSC
  • 1985 Barbara Rae, MBA
  • 1986 Jim Fulton, BA
  • 1987 Gordon Campbell, MBA
  • 1988 Richard Allen, BA, MA
  • 1989 Helen McMullen, ExD
  • 1990 David Driscoll, MA
  • 1991 Peg Campbell, BA
  • 1992 Sandra Wilking, BA
  • 1993 Shirley Chan, BA
  • 1994 Tasoula Berggren, MSc
  • 1998 Robert Butler, BSc, MSc
  • 1999 Robert Vernon, BSc, MPM, PhD
  • 2001 Gyda Chud, PDP
  • 2003 Hendrik Hoekema, BA
  • 2004 Shauna Sylvester, BA
  • 2005 Kathy Louis, BA
  • 2006 Sarah England, MBA
  • 2007 Alison Lawton, MA
  • 2008 Gabor Maté, PDP
  • 2008 Jennifer Allen Simons, MA, PhD
  • 2010 Mae Burrows, BA, MA
  • 2011 James Chi Ming Pau, EARTS
  • 2014 Darrell Burnham, BA, MBA
  • 2015 Margaret Trudeau, BA
  • 2015 David Fong, BA
  • 2018 Ryan Beedie, BBA

Service to the University

  • 1983 Evelyn Palmer, MSc
  • 1984 Paul Coté, MBA
  • 1985 Dennis Culver, MBA
  • 1986 Ian Gray, MBA
  • 1987 Ian Andrews, PDP, BEd, MA
  • 1988 Jack Diamond, LLD
  • 1989 Stanley Wong, BA
  • 1990 Greg Basham, BA, MBA
  • 1991 Jack Croll, MBA
  • 1992 Jim Wardlaw, BA
  • 1993 Harry Evans, LLD
  • 1996 William Rowe, MBA
  • 1997 Marianne Boelscher Ignace, PhD
  • 2000 Dick Woldring, BSc
  • 2001 D'Arcy Warner, MBA
  • 2005 Milton Wong, LLD

Rising Star

  • 2015 Jennifer Gardy, PhD
  • 2017 Nathan Nunn, BA
  • 2018 Peter Akman, BA

Special Anniversary Awards

Silver Anniversary Award of Distinction
1990 Greg Basham, BA, MBA

35th Anniversary Distinction for Service to the University
2000 Dick Woldring, BSc

40th Anniversary Award for Service to the University
2005 Milton Wong, LLD