Bob Bagshaw always said he was "building a cadre of young Canadians to really take advantage of British Columbia's unique geographic positioning in its proximately to Asia." Over a 20 year period, the McRae Institute produced graduates who now populate the embassies and multinational offices across Asia and Latin America. Bob was the man who single-handedly set up the networks and recruited students and employers who could work together for the advancement of Canadian interests in Asia. The McRae Institute won national awards for excellence and innovation and raised the profile of Capilano. Next month, Bob will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award from the BC Council of International Education.
Karin was a master teacher dedicated to her students and always available. A real leader in the School of Business and the Applied Business Technology departments, she set up Accounting First Aid with extra tutorials and according to a colleague "made a huge contribution to other faculty members by offering assistance and the benefit of her many years of teaching experience." In the School of Business, her colleagues awarded her a teaching excellence award. As a single mother, Karin inspired the mature students as she had raised nine children, completed her degree, attained her CGA accounting designation and completed a marathon at the age of 50.
Dr. Keith Wade
The nomination document for Dr. Keith Wade was 19 pages long – with an offer of more if we needed it. For more than 33 years for Capilano and for the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association, Keith taught students of all ages about the biogeography and natural history here and throughout the world. Keith's passion for the natural environment of the Pacific Northwest and his dedication to the dissemination of knowledge of our region based on the science of botany shines through. This is reflected over and over in the books, articles, talks and TV presentation he has given in the community in addition to his outstanding and dedicated classroom work.