|To SFURA members,|
I am passing along this notice about the Alumni Awards dinner to be held next week. The deadline for responding is tomorrow, January 20.
Many of you will remember the articles Dennis Roberts used to write about Lynn Hancock, author of stories such as "An Ape Came Out of My Hatbox" printed in 1979. Marianne Sadar and Carol Huynh were science students, and Robert Turner received his PhD from the SFU Physics Department.
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Date: January 19, 2010 10:00:50 AM PST (CA)
Subject: Reminder: 2009 Oustanding Alumni Awards, Jan 27
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Mr. Bernie Maroney, MBA ’06, President, Alumni Association of Simon Fraser University invites you and your guests to attend the 2009 Outstanding Alumni Awards on Wednesday, January 27th, 2010.
The SFU Outstanding Alumni Awards celebrate graduates who have made exceptional contributions in their local and global communities.
RSVP deadline is Wednesday, January 20th. Please register here:
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
Park Ballroom, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Dress: Business attire
Reception: 6:00 pm Dinner: 6:45 pm
$110/person $800/table of eight
Master of Ceremonies
Dr. Larry Beasley, BA '73, LLD (Hon) '07
2007 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient
for Public Service and internationally renowned planning consultant.
2009 Outstanding Alumni Award RecipientsArts and Culture
Lyn Hancock, BEd '77, MA '81
Author, Photographer, Environmentalist, Educator
A distinguished author, photojournalist, lecturer and filmmaker for over 40 years, Lyn Hancock has published 20 books and countless articles in newspapers and magazines around the world. Ever true to her calling as an educator, Lyn has taught thousands of children about wildlife habits and habitats. Through her talent, creativity and endless enthusiasm, she has shared her passion for nature with three generations of Canadians.Athletic Achievement
Carol Huynh, BA '04
Olympic Gold Medalist in Women’s Wrestling
Carol Huynh won Canada’s first medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Canada’s first-ever Olympic gold for women’s wrestling. Most will remember the highly emotional moment when Carol held up her medal, tears of joy drenching her face as the Canadian anthem began to play. Her achievement inspired not just those from her home town of Hazelton, BC, but also all Canadians around the world.
Dr. Marianne Sadar, BSc '88
Senior Scientist and Prostate Cancer Research Leader, BC Cancer Agency
Dr. Marianne Sadar has dedicated her life to finding a cure for cancer. Her seminal contributions towards understanding prostate cancer progression include being the first in the world to develop a novel therapeutic strategy to combat currently incurable advanced prostate cancer. In recognition of her outstanding work, she received the Terry Fox Young Investigator Award by the National Cancer Institute of Canada in 2008.Professional Achievement
Dr. Robert Turner, PhD '73
Director of Neurophysics, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Germany)
Dr. Robert Turner is among a pioneering group of global physicists who created today’s most widely used method of mapping brain function: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). His mathematical framework and design principles are now universally employed by all MRI manufacturers. As a world-renowned researcher with 7 patents and 150 publications, he uses sophisticated MRI technology to unveil the structure and function of the human brain.
Simon Fraser University
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