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Michael Stevenson

President Michael Stevenson will mount the stage in Convocation Mall one last time this spring to shake the hands of Simon Fraser University’s most recent graduates – some 2,600 of them. And at the fall ceremony in October, his successor, Andrew Petter, will congratulate another 1,500 new alumni.


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  • Mountain High

    Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal business leaders are being paired in a unique SFU program that puts senior executive officers at meetings on Aboriginal reserves and First Nations chiefs into executive suites. The Leadership Exchange Program, created by SFU’s Learning Strategies Group, allows the leaders to experience each other’s work and cultural environments.
  • Book Takes

    At first glance this seems like a book about fishing; the subtitle is “in the wild with Ted Hughes.” But it is also a book about a remarkable friendship between British poet laureate Hughes, considered one of the best poets of his generation, and SFU criminologist and author Ehor Boyanowsky, and about the passion they shared to save threatened environments.
  • Who's News

    Annabel Lyon’s first novel, The Golden Mean, has struck a chord with both the public and the literati. It was the only book in 2009 to be nominated for the top three Canadian fiction prizes: the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award for English language fiction, and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Lyon won the Rogers Prize.
  • Incoming President Andrew Petter

    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.
  • Alumni Watching

    The 2009 winners are Lyn Hancock (BEd’77, MA’81), author, photojournalist, educator, and filmmaker (Arts and Culture); Marianne Sadar (BSc’88), a senior scientist and prostate cancer researcher at the B.C. Cancer Agency (Academic Achievement); Carol Huynh (BA’04), an Olympic gold medallist in women’s wrestling (Athletic Achievement); and Robert Turner (PhD’73), director of neurophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Germany (Professional Achieve- ment).
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