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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Right to Health with Mary Robinson

2005 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue

April 07, 2005

"Mary Robinson demonstrates a deep commitment to building solutions to world problems through dialogue. She has set a standard to which we can all aspire."   -Michael Stevenson, SFU President

The 2005 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue was presented to Mary Robinson for outstanding courage, leadership and commitment to dialogue. Ms. Robinson is one of the world’s leading advocates for human rights, having served as the President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner on Human Rights. Honored throughout the world for her vision and leadership, Mary Robinson now leads Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, which promotes human rights and supports good governance in Africa’s developing countries.


April 7, 2005
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Right to Health

A dialogue that convened 125 participants at Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. Respondents examined the contours of the right to health landscape from a variety of viewpoints and participants revealed a renewed sense of purpose and energy in tackling the issues of human rights and the conditions necessary for health.


April 8, 2005
Women Industry Leaders Breakfast

A roundtable with forty prominent business women to discuss the corporate world’s role in dealing with global health issues at an Ernst & Young-sponsored Women Industry Leaders Breakfast.


April 8, 2005
Award ceremony and The Power of Dialogue 

That afternoon, more than 350 guests filled the Park Ballroom at The Four Seasons to see Mary Robinson receive the Blaney Award and hear her speak on "The Power of Dialogue" to help citizens, business people and government officials understand their role in promoting human rights.


About the Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue

The Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue is presented to an individual who exemplifies, internationally, the spirit and programs of SFU's Centre for Dialogue. Recipients of the award have demonstrated excellence and accomplishments in using dialogue to further complex issues of public importance.