Order of BC for four university affiliates
October 8, 2009
Four of the 13 British Columbians invested Sept. 16 with the Order of British Columbia by Lt.-Gov. Steven Point are distinguished members of the SFU family.
BRANDT LOUIE is SFU’s chancellor, president/CEO of HY Louie Company Limited and chairman/CEO of London Drugs. SFU has benefited greatly from his generosity, which includes significant donations to student scholarship endowments and many other education and research initiatives. Louie received an honorary doctorate from SFU in 2005.
ROY AKIRA MIKI is an award-winning poet, SFU professor emeritus, and advocate for social justice who played a major role in the success of the Japanese Canadian redress movement. Miki was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2006 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2007.
SAMUEL BELZBERG is a leading Vancouver businessman and forward-thinking philanthropist who led SFU’s first fundraising campaign, raising $68 million in three years. Belzberg’s generosity and service have been acknowledged through numerous awards and honours, including an honorary doctorate from SFU in 1989. Belzberg was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada 1988 and promoted to Officer in 2001.
PETER DHILLON is a Richmond cranberry farmer (the Richberry Group of Companies) and a member of the SFU Board of Governors. His philanthropic contributions span areas including health care, child humanitarian support, education and sport. Dhillon chairs the Vancouver branch of Right to Play, an international humanitarian group serving children in areas affected by war, poverty and disease.