SFU Chancellor Anne Giardini invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada
On Nov. 17, SFU Chancellor Anne Giardini was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada for her exceptional contributions to Canada and for her outstanding level of talent and service. She received this honour in December 2016. The investiture ceremony this month included 43 others, including members of the Tragically Hip and "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek.
A long-time forestry executive, lawyer, corporate director and author, Giardini is an acknowledged national leader who has a distinguished record of community service.
As SFU chancellor, she sits on SFU’s board of governors. She is also chair of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, a board member of TransLink, WWF-Canada, and the BC Achievement Foundation. She has also served on various boards in Canada’s resource industry and literary community.
The Women’s Executive Network WXN has twice listed Giardini among the 100 most powerful women in Canada. As well, this year she has been named for the second time to Vancouver magazine’s Power 50 list, and has also been featured in a new book, Canada 150 Women: Conversations with Leaders, Champions, and Luminaries, about women who are shaping Canada’s future.
Giardini was installed as SFU’s 11th chancellor in June 2014, and retired from her position as president of Weyerhaeuser Company Limited later that year.