Martha C. Piper, former President of University of British Columbia, received the 2009 David C. Smith Award for her contributions to the university sector on October 15, 2009. Piper was chosen for ...

Martha Piper at the 2009 David C. Smith Award Dinner

Published: October 15, 2009

Martha C. Piper, former President of University of British Columbia, received the 2009 David C. Smith Award for her contributions to the university sector on October 15, 2009. Piper was chosen for her leadership and advocacy in shaping national strategies that boosted university research and that ultimately attracted international talent and advanced innovation in Canada. Piper spoke about the role of universities in teaching and fostering global citizens.

Our goal, therefore, must be to educate future global citizens who see themselves not simply as citizens of a local region but also as human beings bound to all other human beings by ties of concern and understanding. — Martha C. Piper Former President of University of British Columbia

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