Alumni winners seek better health, cities, social justice

January 25, 2007

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SFU's alumni association will celebrate four outstanding alumni and a science graduate student during its 2006 Outstanding Alumni Awards dinner Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver. The annual awards recognize achievements in several areas including outstanding leadership.

Advance tickets for the dinner/reception are $85 until Jan. 31 ($100 after), or $625 for a table of eight until Jan. 31 ($750 after). For more information on current and past recipients or to register for tickets visit

Dr. Robert Armstrong

For professional achievement: Dr. Robert Armstrong, BSc (Hons) '75, chief of pediatric medicine at B.C. Children's Hospital, for his role in advancing health care for children. He is the founding chair of the National Coalition for Child & Youth Health and helped establish B.C.'s Provincial Child Health Network.

For public service: Larry Beasley, BA '73, former senior city planner for the city of Vancouver, for his role in shaping Vancouver. Beasley's downtown "living first strategy" doubled the inner-city population and established Vancouver as a model for new urbanism.

Larry Beasley
Dr. Sarah England

For service to the community: Dr. Sarah England, MBA '97, a humanitarian and health activist with the World Health Organization, for her work towards global vaccination for children and the eradication of global tuberculosis.

For arts and culture: Roy Miki, MA '70, an SFU professor, poet/writer and advocate for social justice. In 2006, Miki's writing and voluntary contributions were recognized with SFU's Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy, the Gandhi Peace award and induction into the Order of Canada.

Roy Miki

For outstanding student leadership: Dua'a Riyal, an SFU science student from Amman, Jordan, who hopes her forestry-related research will lead to new ways of breeding trees that can replenish and preserve the world's rapidly deteriorating ecosystem.


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