Tickets on sale for 2014 SFU Nancy McKinstry Awards for Leadership in Diversity

Aug 14, 2014

McKinstry-Nomination-2014-HeaderThe 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 17, 2014.

The annual awards, now in their sixth year, recognize exemplary leadership in advancing the cause of diversity in business and will feature three award presentations.

A corporate award will be presented to the organization that exemplifies the values of diversity in the workplace, and a graduate student scholarship will be awarded to a Beedie School of Business graduate student who has been a leader in promoting opportunities for women in business. In addition, the Exemplary Initiative Diversity Award will be presented to an organization that sets itself apart with its own unique diversity program.

The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Susan Yurkovich, executive vice-president at BC Hydro. Yurkovich is responsible for BC Hydro’s Site C Clean Energy Project, and is currently a Governor and member of the Executive Committee of the Business Council of British Columbia, as well as a Director of the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. She is a past Governor of the University of British Columbia and past Director of Pharmasave Drugs National, Vancouver Board of Trade, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, and General Insurance Ombudservice of 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. A management consultant and a founding member of the Minerva Foundation for BC Women, Dr. McKinstry has served on many corporate and non-profit boards in recent years.

In recognition of her industry and community contributions, Dr. McKinstry has been the recipient of a number of distinguished awards, including the Order of Canada, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and an honorary Doctorate from Simon Fraser University.

The Nancy McKinstry Graduate Scholarship for Leadership is supported by the Nancy McKinstry Endowment, which was established to honour Dr. McKinstry and build on her legacy.

To register for tickets, visit by September 10, 2014.

Location: Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Registration and Reception: 7:00am
Breakfast & Award Presentation: 7:20am
Dress: Business attire
Cost: $75 per person; $750 per table of 10

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