FASS Recipients of the 2011 SFU Outstanding Alumni Award

December 09, 2011

The recipients were chosen from seven categories—academic achievement, arts and culture, athletics, professional achievement, public service, service to the community and service to the university—following nominations by alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members.

Graham Muir, MA ’82 (Criminology) – Public Service

Assistant Commissioner, RCMP (retired)

Graham Muir has contributed to the safety and security of Canadians both at home and abroad as a 36 year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. His wide and varied career includes key accomplishments in the fields of national security and commercial crime investigations, learning and development, and strategic policy. As the most senior Canadian police officer in Afghanistan in 2009/10, he provided technical expertise and advice to strengthen and build the capacity of the Afghan National Security Forces, consisting of the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police. He returned home in 2010 and retired from the RCMP in 2011 with an illustrious and exemplary record of public service.                                                                                                                                     

James Chi Ming Pau, EARTS ’84 – Service to the Community

Downtown Eastside Community Volunteer

Since arriving in Canada in 1975, James Pau has dedicated himself to improving the quality of life for residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Trained in both Western and traditional Chinese medicine, his humanitarian involvements include immigrant concerns, literacy, poverty, housing, street safety, dysfunctional families, seniors issues, drug and alcohol addiction, and health and wellness. His unending contributions and compassion show how one caring person can make a huge impact in our communities.