SFU Chancellor Emerita Carole Taylor honoured with VBoT engaged community award
16 Apr 2015, sfu.ca
The Vancouver Board of Trade has honoured SFU Chancellor Emerita Carole Taylor with its 2015 Rix Award for Engaged Community Citizenship.
The award is in recognition of her “leadership in local and provincial politics, her contribution to B.C.’s academic community, and her more than 20 years of dedicated and thoughtful journalism,” coupled with her strong commitment to improving the community through volunteerism and her work on many corporate boards.
Taylor, a former B.C. finance minister and Officer of the Order of Canada, served as SFU’s 10th chancellor from 2011 – 2014.
In 2012, Taylor and President Andrew Petter launched SFU’s engaged vision strategy, outlining the university’s goal of becoming Canada’s most community-engaged research university, and SFU Public Square, a signature initiative of the vision designed to “spark, restore and nurture” community connections and establish SFU as the go-to convener of serious and productive conversations about issues of public concern.
The award was presented during the annual governor’s banquet April 15. The Vancouver Board of Trade also inducted Elio Luongo, its immediate past chair, into its Council of Governors. Luongo, Canadian Managing Partner, Tax, for KPMG LLP, is currently a member of SFU’s Board of Governors and an SFU alumnus.
Global BC was also recognized with a 2015 Rix Award for Engaged Corporate Citizenship for its focus on community-based news and content on issues that affect B.C.’s business community.