Pierre Coupey's 41-year teaching career began at Capilano College in 1970. He was responsible for establishing creative writing within the English department and was the first instructor to introduce Canadian literature into the College curriculum. An award-winning visual artist, Coupey's work can be found in private collections and galleries in Canada and abroad.
"Pierre Coupey was, and continues to be, a tireless advocate of Canadian literature," says Capilano University President Paul Dangerfield. "As one of the founding editors of The Capilano Review, Pierre brought many emerging and renowned Canadian writers to greater public attention. He is both a remarkable talent in his own right and a tremendous credit to Capilano University."