Chancellor's Award winners Barry Forbes (l), Ray Spaxman(r)
SFU will honour credit union president Barry Forbes and urban planner Ray Spaxman with Chancellor's Distinguished Service awards during its 2007 awards ceremony Feb. 15, 4 - 6 pm, at the Burnaby campus Diamond Alumni Centre.
The award recognizes individuals outside the university community who have made a distinguished contribution to the province in areas in which SFU has a major interest or direct association.
Spaxman, who was the City of Vancouver's planning director from 1973-89, has more than 30 years of international experience in planning and design. In 1999, he was appointed to the board of the SFU Community Corporation, which was just beginning development of the award-winning UniverCity residential community on the Burnaby campus. Spaxman's willingness to become involved at the start of the project and his contribution to the development's vision have been instrumental to UniverCity's success.