Tickets on sale now for the 2011 SFU Nancy McKinstry Awards for Leadership in Diversity

Aug 18, 2011

The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University is proud to host the SFU – Nancy McKinstry Awards for Leadership in Diversity at the Segal Graduate School on September 28, 2011. The awards recognize those who have shown exemplary leadership in advancing the cause of diversity in business. Last year tickets for this inspirational breakfast sold out in less than two weeks, so be sure to contact Alicia Hebner at

A corporate award will be presented to an organization that exemplifies the values of diversity in the workplace and a graduate student scholarship is given to an SFU Beedie School of Business graduate student who has been a leader in promoting opportunities for women.

This year’s keynote speaker for this breakfast event is Michael Bach, National Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, KPMG LLP (Canada).

The SFU Nancy McKinstry Awards for Leadership in Diversity were established in 2009 to honour Dr. Nancy McKinstry for her contributions to Simon Fraser University as Chair of the Board of Governors. Dr. McKinstry is currently chair of the ICBC board of directors, is a founding member of the Minerva Foundation for BC Women and has served on many corporate and non-profit boards in recent years. In recognition of her industry and community contributions, Dr. McKinstry has received many awards including: the Order of Canada, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and an honorary Doctorate from Simon Fraser University.

Location: Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Registration and Reception: 7:00am
Breakfast & Award Presentation: 7:20am
Dress: Business attire
Cost: $65 per person; $650 per table of 10
RSVP Date: September 20, 2011

778.782.5913 or

Register by contacting Alicia Hebner at by September 20, 2011.

The Nancy McKinstry Graduate Scholarship for Leadership is supported by the Nancy McKinstry Endowment. Click to support this scholarship.

About Michael Bach

Michael Bach is the National Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for KPMG in Canada. In this capacity, Michael is responsible for the overarching diversity strategy for KPMG’s operations in Canada, including the development and implementation of all diversity related programs and initiatives. Since taking on the role, KPMG has received several prestigious diversity related awards – including being named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Diversity and one of Canada’s Best Employers for New Canadians. KPMG is the only organization that has won both awards in all four years they have been awarded.

Michael is the former Deputy Leader for Diversity with KPMG International – acting as a subject matter advisor to KPMG’s 140+ member firms globally. Recently Michael was honoured as the 2011 Diversity Champion with the Catalyst Canada Honours Human Resources/Diversity Leader award. He also received the 2011 Inspire Award as LGBTQ Person of the Year and as such, was the Grand Marshall of the 2011 Toronto Pride Parade.

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