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Past Recipients

Established in 1986, the President’s Distinguished Community Leadership Award was created to recognize and honour individuals or organizations for distinguished service to the BC community. 

These community leaders share SFU’s commitment to community engagement.  All recipients have exemplified distinguished leadership through longstanding service, innovation, and the expression and execution of high purpose and service that have impacted BC and contributed to the creation of a strong sense of community.

2021 Brandt and Belinda Louie
2019 Mike Harcourt
2018
Madhu and Hari Varshney
2017 Lis and Bruce Welch
2016 Frances and Samuel Belzberg
2015 Lorne Davies
2014 Ronald Cliff Sr.
2013 Val and Dick Bradshaw

2012

Martha Lou Henley

2011

Jacob ‘Jack’ Austin

2010

Carole Taylor and Art Phillips

2009

Leslie and Gordon Diamond

2008

Michael Audain

2007

Peter Bentley

2004

Jane and George Hungerford

2003

Jack W. Poole

2002

Vickie Cammack and Al Etmanski

Philip W. Owen

2001

Sheahan and Gerald McGavin

2000

Michael Smith

1999

Vancouver Foundation

1998

Doris and Jack Shadbolt

1997

Carol Henriquez

1996

Young Women's Christian Association of Vancouver

1995

Barbara Rae

Milton K. Wong

1994

Barbara Brink

David G. McLean

1993

George Gaffney

The Salvation Army

1992

Joseph Segal

1991

Jack Diamond

1990

Jack Farley

Junior League of Greater Vancouver

1989

Jack P. Blaney

1988

Arthur S. Hara

1987

Elizabeth Jane and Robert G. Rogers

1986

Patrick L. Reid