Familiar faces to SFU’s Beedie School of Business, both nationally and internationally, were the recipients of the 2010 SFU Outstanding Alumni Awards. Jim Chu and Alan Rugman were recently honoured during an awards dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver earlier this month.
The recipients have made their marks in the categories of Public Service and Academic Achievement:
Jim Chu, who completed Bachelor of Business Administration in 1986 at Simon Fraser University, is the chief constable of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). Canada’s Governor General invested the 32-year VPD veteran with the Order of Merit for the Police Forces in 2007. Vancouver’s first non-white chief constable, Chu leads a team of 1,700 sworn and civilian employees in one of the most challenging and diverse cities to police in Canada. Through extraordinary leadership and consensus building, Chu has skillfully advocated for social and legislative change, and has built widespread support in varied communities, including those serving the marginalized. Chu grew up in East Vancouver.
Youtube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aQBM_n5LEI&feature=relmfu
Alan Rugman, PhD ’75, is a professor of international business at the University of Reading based in Henley, Oxfordshire, England. A leader in his field and an inspiring educator, Rugman has significantly influenced public policy through his research and produced theories taught to students worldwide. Rugman has published more than 250 articles and 14 books on international trade and policy. He played a critical role in the formation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and spent nearly a decade advising two Canadian prime ministers on free trade, foreign investment, and international competitiveness. Rugman resides in the United Kingdom. Rugman is a longtime collaborator with faculty at the Beedie School of Business on academic research concerned with international business.
Youtube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vH7AaONhJI
Photos of both individuals, as well as other Outstanding Alumni winners, are available for download via the SFU Flickr website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfupamr/sets/72157625516997582/
Learn more about the awards, recipients and past winners at: http://www.sfu.ca/alumni/our_alumni/outstanding/index.html