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  • November 2002: Changing Faces

    David MacLean started his career as a family practitioner in rural northern Nova Scotia. He says it was a wonderful experience in which he "learned a heck of a lot." But he quickly realized it wasn't enough. He wanted to find the answers to the broader, more far-reaching medical questions that determine health policy.
  • Andrew Petter 2010

    A past dean of the University of Victoria law school and a former B.C. attorney general, Petter prevailed over national and international candidates to become SFU’s ninth president and vice-chancellor. He’ll take the reins on September 1, succeeding President Michael Stevenson, who has completed two five-year terms.
  • November 2003: Changing Faces

    “It’s like coming home.” That’s how SFU’s newest vice-president describes her first days at the university. Cathy Daminato, VP-advancement, has held senior fundraising positions at Douglas College, BCIT, and, most recently, the Simon Fraser Health Region, where she was executive director of the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation. She says her previous experience makes returning to a post-secondary environment very comfortable.
  • April 2004: Changing Faces

    Doris Shadbolt, long-time arts patron and friend of the university, died in December. She was a key figure in the visual arts scene in Vancouver and across the country. Shadbolt is recognized as one of a small group of individuals who moved Canadian art toward the modernity of the twentieth century and who recognized the importance of the artistic expression of First Nations people.
  • April 2005: Changing Faces

    Noted scholar Peter Buitenhuis was an English professor emeritus who devoted his retirement years to continued teaching and research. He taught in the Seniors’ Program and led countless discussions for the Philosophers’ Café. His devoted students remember him as a passionate, listening, caring teacher who always had a new outlook and a fresh approach to literature.
  • May 2002: Changing Faces

    Vancouver philanthropist and friend of Simon Fraser University, Dr. Morris J. Wosk, died April 9. Wosk gave generously and once estimated he donated $50 million over his lifetime. His $3 million contribution to the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue was only one of many gifts to SFU.
  • November 2009: Changing Faces

    The death of Arthur Erickson has occasioned numerous evaluations of his architectural career. At SFU we might ask, What was so radical about the design of this university that made it North America’s most famous new university in the 1960s?
  • November 2004: Changing Faces

    Mario Pinto says research is part of his soul — there’s no way he could ever give it up. So who better to be VP-research at a time when SFU faces extraordinary challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing funding environment?
  • November 2005: Changing Faces

    Noted scholar Peter Buitenhuis was an English professor emeritus who devoted his retirement years to continued teaching and research. He taught in the Seniors’ Program and led countless discussions for the Philosophers’ Café. His devoted students remember him as a passionate, listening, caring teacher who always had a new outlook and a fresh approach to literature.
  • May 2003: Changing Faces

    Eric Swanick's territory is an exceptional place. The special collections division of the Simon Fraser University library is an elegant space with soft lighting, built-in wooden bookshelves, and leather chairs; pedestal display cases, lit from above with modern drop-lights, exhibit rare literary materials.