Alumni awards announcements

December 08, 2010

Congratulations to the recipients of SFU’s 2010 Outstanding Alumni Awards! We’re pleased to highlight the two former SFU graduate students in the list of four exceptional alumni.

Mae Burrows, BA Engl (72), MA Cmns (‘96), is the former executive director of Toxic Free Canada. Deeply committed to the health of our communities, Burrows is courageous and steadfast in naming the dangers posed by toxic substances. She works tirelessly with those affected to help reduce their risk of exposure. Her capacity to build alliances shines throughout her work. She has led a broad spectrum of groups in the journey to protect salmon habitat, ban pesticides, improve product labeling, and eliminate toxins. She strives to foster a healthier environment and healthier families for generations to come. Burrows lives in Burnaby and works in Vancouver.

Added on December 13: Burnaby NewsLeader interview with Mae Burrows

Alan Rugman: PhD Economics (‘75)  is a professor of international business at the University of Reading based in Henley, Oxfordshire, England. A leader in his field and an inspiring educator, Rugman has significantly influenced public policy through his research and produced theories taught to students worldwide. Rugman has published more than 250 articles and 14 books on international trade and policy. He played a critical role in the formation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and spent nearly a decade advising two Canadian prime ministers on free trade, foreign investment, and international competitiveness. Rugman resides in the United Kingdom.

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