Events and Conferences

2018 Outstanding Alumni Awards

July 16, 2018

The Outstanding Alumni Awards are given to outstanding SFU alumni who are making exceptional contributions to the world; recipients provide a TED Talk-style presentation.

This year, two of the four Outstanding Alumni are EMBA Betsy Gibbons and PhD Dr. Steven Holdcroft, who will be presenting at the event.

Event Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  • Time: 5:30-9:00 PM
  • Location: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, 791 W Georgia St, Park Ballroom
  • Price: $25 (early bird); $40 (after July 27)
  • RSVP on Eventbrite


  • Mr. Peter Akman, BA '99: Award-winning CTV National News journalist and storyteller, former top NAIA athlete and mental health advocate.  (Major: English, Minor: Communications)
  • Mr. Ryan Beedie, BBA '91: Business leader and philanthropist helping shape the landscape of Metro Vancouver as well as the future of its citizens and communities. 
  • Ms. Betsy Gibbons, EMBA '87, BA '68: Highly-regarded human capital and executive search professional with a strong commitment to community leadership and volunteerism. (BA: major Economics)
  • Dr. Steven Holdcroft, PhD '87: World-leading SFU research chemist, educator, innovator and collaborator working in the area of fuel cell technology and alternative energy

For more information about the event and reciepients, visit the 2018 Outstanding Alumni website.

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