2012 Recipients

Dr. Jo-ann Archibald

Jo-ann Archibald (Q'um Q'um Xiiem) from the Stó:lō and Xaxli'p First Nations, is Associate Dean for Indigenous Education and the Director for the Native Indian Teacher Education Program (NITEP) in the Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia. Since 1992, she has co-edited an annual theme issue of the Canada Journal of Native Education. Dr. Archibald's research interests relate to Indigenous knowledge systems, storywork/oral tradition, transformative education at all levels. Dr. Archibald received a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in 2000 for her work in education. She is the author of the book, Indigenous Storywork: Educating the Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit, published in 2008 by UBC Press.

Tim Jones

Tim Jones is the current Team Leader of North Shore Rescue. Over the past 20 years, he has participated in more than 1,400 search and rescue operations. He is in his 30th year as Paramedic in Charge of the North Vancouver BC Ambulance Service. A co-founder of NSR's heavily relied on Helicopter Rescue Program, Mr. Jones also established its extensive Communication Network. Over the years, Mr. Jones has helped to raise more than $1,500,000 for the organization's operations and equipment. Mr. Jones received the Order of British Columbia in 2011, an honour extended to those who have excelled in any field benefiting their fellow British Columbians.

Stephen Lewis

Stephen Lewis is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University in Toronto. He is the board chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, and he is co-founder and co-director of AIDS-Free World in the United States. Stephen Lewis' work with the United Nations spanned more than two decades. He was the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa from June 2001 until the end of 2006. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Lewis was Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF at the organization's global headquarters in New York. From 1984 through 1988, he was Canada's Ambassador to the United Nations.

2011 Recipients

Rick Antonson

Rick Antonson is President & CEO of Tourism Vancouver, which represents more than 1,000 member businesses and is responsible for the market development of Metro Vancouver as a convention, incentive, and leisure travel destination. An accomplished writer, Mr. Antonson is co-author of Slumach's Gold, In Search of a Legend. In 2008, Dundurn Publishing of Toronto published his third book, To Timbuktu for a Haircut; A Journey Through West Africa. He is invited to speak worldwide on the topic of travel and has regularly come to Capilano University's Faculty of Tourism and Outdoor Recreation to speak to students.

Roger Garriock

After a distinguished 32-year career with IBM, Roger Garriock has been very active in his volunteer life, sitting on more than 18 non-profit boards across Canada and numerous business advisory councils. Today, he is the Director of Canadian/International Operations for Destination ImagiNation, the world’s largest non-profit creative problem solving/teamwork program for students. He has delivered hundreds of classes, and is considered a subject matter expert in the field of innovation. A resident of West Vancouver, Mr. Garriock has freely given his time to Capilano University to bring forward an innovation curriculum, and has conducted workshops for campus leaders.

Arthur Griffiths

Arthur Griffiths is a leading Vancouver businessperson and philanthropist who began his academic career as a student in Capilano University’s Faculty of Business. As the former CEO of Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment and former owner of the Vancouver Canucks hockey and Grizzlies basketball teams, Mr. Griffiths used his passion for professional sports and his understanding of complex business negotiations to bring together the partnership that resulted in the construction of General Motors Place (now Rogers Arena). A willing and welcome guest at Capilano University, Mr. Griffiths has enriched the recreational and philanthropic life of the region.

2010 Recipients

Colin Bennett

As president and CEO of CMA Canada-British Columbia, Colin Bennett has had a long and distinguished career in the accounting profession. A Certified Management Accountant (CMA) since 1975, Colin was a champion of Capilano’s accounting program. He spearheaded our efforts to articulate the Capilano degree with CMA Canada and, with his assistance; we became one of the only two accredited programs in Western Canada.

Dr. Paul Cappon

Dr. Paul Cappon has had a distinguished public service career as an educator, a physician and administrator. His leadership to the Canadian Council on Learning and as director general of the Council of Ministers of Education Canada showed his commitment to a vision of a post-secondary system for Canada that was seamless, accredited and understandable to both the national and international audience of students and scholars.

Rosalie (Lee) Grills

Rosalie (Lee) Grills has been a longtime community activist for the rights of women and children, working on their behalf locally, nationally and in the United States for more than 40 years. She was a founding member of the Women's Legal Education Action Fund (LEAF), a founding member of the North Shore Women's Centre and founding member of the Women's Centre at then-Capilano College.

Peter Leitch

Peter Leitch is currently the president of North Shore Studios and Mammoth Studios. He has worked particularly hard on behalf of Capilano – first on our campaign to be redesignated a university, and also on the freeing up of both federal and provincial dollars to finance the new Nat and Flora Bosa Centre for Film and Animation. At every opportunity, Peter brings attention to the great educational work being carried out by the faculty and staff of Capilano.

Judy Rogers

Judy is the former city manager for the City of Vancouver. Capilano University's local government programming in the Public Administration department (PADM) has benefited greatly from Judy's time and attention as a leader of its Advisory Board and as a frequent guest lecturer in the various program areas.

2009 Recipient

Dee Daniels

Dee is a legendary jazz vocalist known as a born educator who utilizes an inspiring and down-to-earth approach with her students that helps them rise to the occasion. She has worked for many years with guest artists in Capilano’s Jazz Series and has been a great role model for young aspiring singers everywhere. The North Vancouver resident also gives of her own time on an annual basis to student vocalists in Capilano University’s Jazz Studies degree program.

2008 Recipient

C. Peter Jones

As a school trustee in the early 1960s, Peter, together with trustees from three other school districts, promoted the concept of a North Shore Community College. He became chairman of the first College Council when Capilano College opened in 1968. Peter was also a retired engineer and former mayor and alderman of West Vancouver.