Elder Jim White, a member of the Heiltsuk Nation who joined the Elders’ Program at SFU in 2010, passed away from cancer on June 20, 2017. “H was a force of nature and a force for good," remembers William Lindsay, former director of the Office for Aboriginal Peoples (OAP). "He was always smiling, always positive, glad to be helping out at SFU. He was particularly interested in residential school education and reconciliation."
Klahanie R. Rorick, the first administrator for the Office for Aboriginal Peoples (OAP), passed away from cancer on May 16, 2017. A member of the Tahltan Nation, she worked closely with former OAP director William Lindsay and assistant administrator Joyce Yan to help implement a growing number of Aboriginal initiatives at SFU. Says Lindsay, “She is sadly missed but her presence and work will be remembered.”