The Chris Dagg Award for International Impact

Congratulations to the 2017 Winner

Peter Anderson

The Chris Dagg Award for International Impact seeks to recognize and celebrate the achievements of a Simon Fraser University (SFU) faculty or staff member who has made a significant contribution to the internationalization of SFU. It is a pleasure to celebrate and acknowledge the profound impact of the work of Peter Anderson


To be eligible for the award, the faculty or staff member must demonstrate a significant contribution to internationalization at SFU.

This may include, but is not limited to, involvement in: (i) international development projects or activities, (ii) international research and scholarly collaborations, (iii) establishment of academic networks and articulations with international partners, (iv) joint curriculum with international partners, (v) international activities related to students, and (vi) international community engagement with diverse stakeholders such as, government, private sector, non-governmental organizations and other external partners.

Emphasis will be placed on the breadth of involvement of the nominee in internationalization, the level of innovation, the length of time and the impact of these activities both internationally and at SFU.

Faculty members, sessional lecturers, teaching staff, or administrative and support staff are eligible. Normally an individual is eligible to receive the award only once.

Nomination Instructions

SFU staff, faculty, and students, alumni, and international and community partners may submit nominations. Self-nominations are also permitted.

Please check back soon for more information on the nomination process for 2018. 

About Chris Dagg

Chris Dagg began his career in the Canadian Foreign Service, serving in Vietnam and Indonesia from 1968 to 1974. Since 1979 he has led Canadian International Development Agency and other Canadian Government-funded regional development, higher education, and environment policy projects for Indonesia and China. At SFU, he led the Eastern Indonesia Universities Development Project (1987-2003), and Phases IV and V of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (2007-2015). From 2003-2007, Chris supported the University’s International Development efforts at SFU International. Chris retired from SFU in 2015.

This award recognizes Chris’ longstanding service, and his significant contributions to the shaping and advancement international issues and activities at SFU.

 Obituary: Chris Dagg, July 12, 1940 – July 16, 2016