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

More on this Report

From Our Blog

The City of Oshawa’s Teaching City is the latest - and one of the most ambitious initiatives - to leverage knowledge transfer between partners and PSE for the benefit of a community in Ontario.
When PSE and communities work together for a better future, everyone benefits September 26, 2017

The City of Oshawa’s Teaching City is the latest - and one of the most ambitious initiatives - to leverage knowledge transfer between partners and PSE for the benefit of a community in Ontario.

Read more

In the News

Ontario’s universities welcome new investment in STEM graduates to boost talent pipeline October 18, 2017

Universities are pleased to partner with the Ontario government to increase the number of postsecondary students graduating in STEM by 25 per cent over the next five years, as Ontario positions itself as the single largest producer of postsecondary graduates in science, technology, engineering and math per capita in North America.

Read more

Join the Conversation

#UniversityWorks