Industry Leader in Sustainable Tourism
Stuart McLaughlin has served as the President of Grouse Mountain Resort Limited since 1989 and is a leader in the tourism industry in British Columbia and Canada. Under Stuart's leadership, Grouse Mountain has done ground-breaking work in developing environmentally sustainable practices. They have pioneered a number of green initiatives and have welcomed environmental audits in order to continuously improve their performance.
The sustainable practice at Grouse Mountain exemplifies the values embedded in the programs offered in the School of Tourism at Capilano. Over the years the team of managers has hired many Capilano students and graduates from a broad range of programs to work at the resort, Whistler Water and other branches of the business. Stuart McLaughlin has visited Capilano on many occasions to speak with students about the industry and their careers. Stuart McLaughlin's other community involvement includes serving as a Director of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Ltd., Halton Hills Village Homes, Whistler Water Inc. and Polaris Water Ltd. He serves as a Director of the West Vancouver Foundation and sits on the Major Gifts Committee of the Lions Gate Hospital. He also serves as a Director for the Canada West Ski Areas Association.
Columnist for the Vancouver Sun with an excellent record in social justice issues
Daphne Bramham has been a columnist at The Vancouver Sun since 2000. She won the National Newspaper Award for column writing in June 2005. Judges said she "cuts away misconceptions and misinformation on a wide-range of issues... Her clear thinking shines like a laser in searching out logical inconsistencies." She was named Commentator of the Year Award by the Jack Webster Foundation in October 2005 and was honoured by the non-profit group Beyond Borders in 2004 for a continuing series of columns on the polygamous community of Bountiful, B.C. from the non-profit group Beyond Borders.
Bramham was one of Simon Fraser University's distinguished alumni in 2003 and outstanding alumna of the year for 2004 by Luther College in Regina. In 2001, she was named Journalist of the Year for her series on farmed animals at the Animal Rights 2001 in Washington, D.C. Born in Saskatchewan, Bramham has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and German literature from the University of Regina, a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism from Toronto's Ryerson University and a Master's degree in Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. Over the past few years Daphne has been a frequent speaker at Elder College in Capilano University's Continuing Studies.
Leading Library Scholar with a strong record of public service to the North Shore community
North Shore resident, Dr. Ken Haycock, is an internationally acclaimed educator, mentor, and consultant and Canada's leading educator in Library and Information Science. He has been honored by the American Library Association, the Association for Library and Information Science Education and the Canadian Library Association, among many others. Ken has served on hundreds of scholarly, professional and community-based committees and boards and made a significant contribution in the recognition of the role that libraries and librarians play in community development.
Ken is deeply connected to the North Shore as well. His community service has been varied including serving as a municipal councilor, member and the chair of the West Vancouver School Board, and public library board member. He is the current chair of the West Vancouver Arts Centre Trust (Kay Meek Centre), where he recently initiated a strategic plan for the next three years to better integrate and collaborate with other arts/culture organizations on the North Shore. When he was school board chair, Dr. Haycock actively promoted alternatives to research universities for graduates, particularly the then Capilano College as the North Shore's postsecondary institution. He has since collaborated with the Capilano University Library on several student and faculty centered initiatives.