Member Recognition Award Past Winners

2016

Gary BrewerGary Brewer
York University
Vice-President, Finance and Administration

A past President and longtime Board member, Gary has a longstanding history of engagement with CAUBO, in particular its Faculty Bargaining Services (FBS) unit, serving as a member of its Management Committee from its inception until two years ago. During his time on the Management Committee, Gary was instrumental in helping to guide the evolution of FBS from its initial role in supporting university bargaining with faculty associations to its current role as advisor to institutions both in negotiating collective agreements with all academic staff and in enhancing constructive and effective academic staff labour relations generally.

Gary has also served on the Q&P Selection and Nominating Committees, and is a frequent and sought-after presenter at both FBS and CAUBO conferences and workshops.

During his 20-year tenure at York, Gary has been instrumental in helping to modernize the University’s infrastructure. He developed and implemented a 10-year planning model and budget framework for York’s ancillary operations; he was responsible for the University's successful bid to build the new Archives of Ontario building on campus, and was also engaged with students, faculty and staff in developing campus safety initiatives.

2015

Michael J. HistedMichael J. Histed
University of Ottawa
Director, Office of Risk Management

Michael J. Histed, Director, Office of Risk Management, University of Ottawa

Michael exemplifies leadership both in his work at the University of Ottawa and in the provincial, national and international risk management arenas. He ensures that the work accomplished by his team is shared throughout the risk management and health and safety communities, and frequently spearheads high-impact initiatives in order to establish precedent and/or common ground with inter‐university organizations and regulators.

As co‐founder and past Chair of the CAUBO Environmental Health and Safety Committee (now the Risk Management Committee) Michael helped broker a deal with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to provide financial guarantees instead of cash payments for radioactive decommissioning projects on Canadian campuses, and worked with CAURA to interpret impacts and mitigate risks of the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act and Regulations.

Under Michael’s leadership, the University of Ottawa embarked on a project focused on developing a hazardous materials and equipment inventory system – HECHMET (Higher Education Consortium for Hazardous Materials and Equipment Tracking). This successful partnership between the University of Ottawa, Queen’s, Concordia and the Royal Military College won first prize at the 2013 CAUBO Quality and Productivity Awards.

2014

Pierre PichéPierre Piché
University of Toronto
Controller and Director of Financial Services

Pierre Piché, Controller and Director of Financial Services, University of Toronto

Pierre has demonstrated a deep and longstanding commitment to the field of university finance and is widely considered an expert in all university financial reporting issues. His leadership is well-known to colleagues who have benefited from his early analysis and evaluation of any new financial instruments or regulations, which he quickly and willingly shares with colleagues and peers across the Canadian university finance sector.

Pierre also provided ten years of leadership on the Council of Finance Officers – Universities of Ontario (COFO-UO) financial reporting committee and was a major contributor to their Provincial Financial Report. A member of CAUBO’s Finance Committee for ten years, he helped to organize the committee’s first webinar on financial instruments and was instrumental in making improvements to the Financial Information of Universities and Colleges report. Pierre is a past recipient of the prestigious COFO-UO Leadership Award and CAUBO’s Outstanding Contribution Award.

2013

Pat HibbittsPat Hibbitts
Simon Fraser University
Vice President Finance and Administration (Deceased)

Dr. Pat Hibbitts, Vice President Finance and Administration, Simon Fraser University

Pat serves as a Board member of the Simon Fraser University Community Trust, the Great Northern Way Trust, and the Tsawwassen First Nation Economic Development Corporation, and is a past member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD). She was honoured with a Peak Award for Excellence in the Public Sector by Vancouver Women in Finance in 2011, and is a member of the International Centre of Higher Education Management at the University of Bath and the Centre for Educational Leadership and Policy at Simon Fraser University.

Notwithstanding all of these obligations, Pat has always been deeply and visibly committed to higher education in Canada and to CAUBO. She is committed to mentoring new administrators and does it with kindness, respect, and her trademark wit.

Pat served as President of CAUBO in 2009-2010, on the CAUBO Board of Directors for eight years, and on several national committees. She has presented at CAUBO conferences six times in the past and will present twice at CAUBO 2013. She is a knowledgeable and passionate presenter who approaches every topic with her unique sense of humour.

In 2012, she was honoured with a CAUBO Outstanding Contribution Award as part of the team that developed CAUBO's first online course on university culture and governance.

2012

Gwen TooleGwen Toole
University of Saskatchewan
Program Director, Maximizing the Value of University Spend (Retired)

For over 20 years, Gwen has provided outstanding leadership, commitment and contributions to her institution, her profession, CAUBO and the Western Universities Supply Management Association (WUSMA).

Her contributions and accomplishments include serving on the CAUBO National Procurement Committee from 1999 to 2007 (as Chair from 2000 to 2007) and spearheading several key procurement initiatives. She has also served on other CAUBO committees and task forces, including the CFI Review committee.

Gwen has also contributed several years of service to the WUSMA executive, including leadership roles as Association Chair and Conference Chair. Gwen continues to provide a strong contribution to WUSMA in a mentor role.

She has participated in several Conference organizing committees in a lead or senior role, including the CAUBO, Western Universities, and Purchasing Management Association of Canada conferences. Gwen’s sustained and heartfelt commitment to volunteerism is exemplary, and deeply appreciated by all those who are privileged to work with her.

2011

James ButlerJames Butler
Wilfrid Laurier University
Vice-President (Finance and Administration)

As a member of the Council of Senior Administrative Officers (CSAO), a committee of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), James has made substantial contributions to both pension issues and environmental, health and safety initiatives in Ontario over the past 10 years. As Chair of CSAO, James lead a sub-committee tasked with ensuring that university concerns regarding pension solvency legislation were brought forward to the Expert Commission on Pensions in Ontario. As the issue progressed, James also headed a COU Working Group that examined the sustainability of university plans and advocated for solvency funding exemption. As a result of countless hours of consultation and work, the group produced the first comprehensive review of the state of the university pension plans which was presented to the Ministry of Finance and lead to pension solvency relief for Ontario universities. James’ contributions and leadership is viewed as invaluable to his Ontario colleagues.

Through CSAO, James also took a leadership role in liaising with the Council of Environmental Health and Safety Officers (CEHSO) to advance numerous initiatives including leading discussions with the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board, working with the Education and Safety Association of Ontario and leading discussions with the Ministry of Labour. He also made significant contributions by providing sector-related expertise to the newly created CAUBO EH&S Committee, and CAUBO’s Workshop on Building Sustainable Pension and Post-Retirement Benefits.

James joined the Executive of CAUBO’s Board of Directors in 2010 and was President of the Association in 2011-2012.

2010

Darrell CochraneDarrell Cochrane
Dalhousie University
Controller (Retired)

2009

Louise Pagé-ValinLouise Pagé-Valin
University of Ottawa
Associate VP, Human Resources (Retired)

2008

Trudy Pound-CurtisTrudy Pound-Curtis
York University
Assistant Vice-President, Finance

2007

Ronald C. MacDonaldRonald C. MacDonald
Interuniversity Services Inc.
Chief Executive Officer (Deceased)

2006

Duncan WattDuncan Watt
Carleton University
Vice-President (Finance and Administration)

2005

Lucie Mercier-GauthierLucie Mercier-Gauthier
University of Ottawa
Vice-rectrice associée aux services aux étudiants, Services aux étudiants (Retired)

2004

Nancy SullivanNancy Sullivan
University of Guelph
Vice-President, Finance and Administration (Retired)

2003

Ronald ChrylserRonald Chrylser
Laurentian University of Sudbury
Vice-President, Administration (Retired)

2002

Wayne ThistleWayne Thistle
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Vice-President (Administration and Finance) and Legal Counsel (Retired)

2000

The Treasury CommitteeThe Treasury Committee
Canadian Association of University Business Officers

1999

Connie FabroConnie Fabro
The University of British Columbia

1998

Tom VineTom Vine
Western University
Purchasing Manager and Tax Analyst (Retired)

1997

Eric FlemingEric Fleming
University of Toronto
Insurance Manager (Retired)

2016

Heather WoermkeHeather Woermke
Queen’s University
Controller

Heather is a respected leader who has made significant contributions both within Queen’s University and among her colleagues provincially and nationally. Under her leadership, the Financial Services department has been transformed into a service organization where professional advice is sought and best practices are implemented to enhance financial stewardship of university resources.

A strong strategic thinker, Heather revamped the financial statement preparation process at Queen’s and led the implementation of new financial and expense reporting tools, as well as the development of an online certificate program for finance administrators which has had great take‐up and feedback. Her leadership has had a positive impact on morale; her staff describe her as caring, compassionate, inspiring, committed, insightful, and approachable.

Heather has contributed considerably to most of CAUBO’s finance-related initiatives in recent years, including serving as both member and Chair of the Finance Committee, participating in the indirect cost of research working group, and the FIUC review task force. She was also instrumental to recent advocacy work related to treatment of internal charges by the Tri-Agencies.

2016

Pamela CantPamela Cant
Wilfrid Laurier University
Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources

Pamela is a consummate professional whose leadership has been critical in several strategic areas. She formulated and negotiated changes to improve the sustainability and viability of the University’s pension plan; led a task force to develop a new functional unit multi-campus organizational structure; and developed and institutionalized employee success factors to collectively engage staff, drive continuous improvement, and evaluate performance. In partnership with Student Affairs, she established Laurier’s first diversity and equity office; and she coordinated a planning task force that oversaw development of a new budget model and prioritization process for all administrative and academic programs of the University.

Her strong commitment to the betterment of the institution while remaining focused on university management and staff as individuals defines her successful approach to HR leadership at Laurier.

She is always ready to share her HR expertise with colleagues from across the sector, both as a member of CAUBO’s HR Committee and HR Thought Leader Advisory Group and as a frequent conference presenter.

2015

Elizabeth KrischeElizabeth Krische
Western University
Director of Procurement Services

Elizabeth Krische, Director of Procurement Services, Western University Canada

Elizabeth’s extraordinary vision and passion have been instrumental in helping Western far surpass the targets for collaborative procurement spending set by the Ontario government. She also developed a viable business case to implement a user-friendly, cloud-based eProcurement solution at Western that launched on time and on budget and whose savings targets are on track.

While Elizabeth's commitment to Western University and exemplary procurement processes is unwavering, she is also mindful of the larger University community, seeking to collaborate and improve process provincially and nationally.

Elizabeth created a proposal that created a Centre of Knowledge for the Best Value Business Model in Ontario, and then took the initiative to expand it to include all universities in Canada using the model. This project won second prize in the Themed Category of the 2015 CAUBO Quality and Productivity Awards.

As a leader, Elizabeth understands the importance of focusing not only on business processes and systems, but also on the people side of managing change. She is a mentor to many, sharing her knowledge and encouraging others to develop personally and professionally.

2014

Johanne HouleJohanne Houle
McGill University
Director, Staff and Organizational Development

Johanne Houle, Director, Staff and Organizational Development, McGill University

Johanne’s leadership has had a major impact on staff development and motivation, which has led to the adoption of best practices throughout McGill in areas such as change management, organizational effectiveness, performance management and employee engagement.

She has designed and implemented programs promoting best practices and addressing specific challenges at critical junctures, including an Organizational Effectiveness workshop series, knowledge transfer tools and tips for departing employees, and workshops for prospective retirees, and consistently goes beyond her role to reach out to partners in other functional areas of Human Resources and across campus.

She also actively supports the McGill M-Forum, an association for McGill managers and professionals, as a guest speaker and community facilitator on themes related to career development, motivation and performance, and learning organizations.

Johanne is a bridge-builder and innovator who devotes considerable time and expertise to building partnerships with other institutions and to fostering the development of her profession.

2014

Chris BishopChris Bishop
Saint Paul University
Director, Campus Services

Chris Bishop, Director, Campus Services, Saint Paul University

Chris’ leadership has provided immense support to the efforts being made by Saint Paul University to reposition itself. He has inspired a professional approach at the Department of Campus Services by developing all aspects of service, from space planning to customer service, while respecting each person’s expertise.

Always on the lookout for business opportunities, Chris has worked hard to ensure self-financing for various aspects of his department, including parking, conference services, and the renting of offices and meeting rooms. He has helped to modernize Campus Services with the introduction of new systems and tools that have allowed for improved housekeeping maintenance services without increased costs.

Chris knows his dossiers inside and out, has a phenomenal memory that he uses to come to everyone’s rescue, and is always attentive to others’ needs. He isn’t afraid of getting his handsdirty, which is greatly appreciated by his staff.

2013

Anne WeedenAnne Weeden
Dalhousie University
Assistant Dean, Operations, Faculty of Medicine

Anne Weeden, Assistant Dean, Operations, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

Anne is committed to building a culture of excellence. She established the innovative Workflow Solutions Group in 2011, which brings together administrators from across Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine to advance administrative best practices.

Skilled at facilitating major change management, Anne led the renewal of the Faculty's Communications Office, including its first-ever strategic communications plan, and has led reorganization projects to ensure the Faculty grows and adapts in line with strategic priorities.

She is a founding member of CAUBO’s Academic Managers committee, and has presented at the 2007 and 2013 annual conferences. She is also involved in the Deans' Assistant Group of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), organizing its spring meeting in Halifax this year.

Anne consistently demonstrates outstanding leadership capabilities both within and beyond the scope of her job responsibilities, and remains confident and professional even in challenging situations. We congratulate her on receiving the inaugural Emerging Leader Award.

2015

Deborah CollisDeborah Collis
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Director, Financial and Administrative Services

Deborah Collis, Director, Financial and Administrative Services, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Deborah is a long-term CAUBO volunteer, well-known for her support of continuing education for members. Deborah is a past member and chair of the CAUBO Finance Committee. She was a significant contributor to making CAUBO’s Fall 2014 Higher Education Budgeting Basics workshop the great success it was. She played a key role in content customization and delivery, adding real value to the workshop by integrating the Canadian context, sharing herr own experiences, and bringing a national awareness of the topic to the discussion. Her warm personality made her easy to listen to and very accessible to workshop participants.

2015

Roxanne MillanRoxanne Millan
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Director, Academic Support Services

Roxanne Millan, Director, Academic Support Services, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Roxanne is a long-term CAUBO volunteer, well-known for her support of continuing education for members. Roxanne currently chairs the Academic Managers Committee. She was a significant contributor to making CAUBO’s Fall 2014 Higher Education Budgeting Basics workshop the great success it was. She played a key role in content customization and delivery, adding real value to the workshop by integrating the Canadian context, sharing her own experience, and bringing a national awareness of the topic to the discussion. Her personality made her easy to listen to and very accessible to workshop participants.

2014

Sandra AversaSandra Aversa
University of Windsor
Vice-President Planning and Administration

Sandra Aversa, Vice-President Planning and Administration, University of Windsor

A former member of CAUBO’s Finance Committee, Sandra was an instrumental contributor to the 2014 annual conference planning process as part of the Finance Committee Conference Coordination Team, acting as coordinator for five sessions and presenting at two of them. Her extensive contributions had a significant and positive impact on the shape and success of the content provided to members at CAUBO 2014. Sandra is a true leader in the realm of professional development and information-sharing among her peers and colleagues.

2014

Dwight FischerDwight Fischer
Dalhousie University
Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Dwight Fischer, Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Dalhousie University

Dwight has made multifaceted contributions to CAUBO’s professional development offerings. In fall 2013, he took on the design and delivery of a two-day higher education project management workshop, which won rave reviews from the nearly 50 attendees hailing from a wide variety of functional areas. He has also contributed his time and expertise as a presenter at past CAUBO conferences. Dwight truly exemplifies the CAUBO values of crossfunctional interaction, dialogue and support.

2013

Margaret SternsMargaret Sterns
Dalhousie University
Director, Audit Services

Margaret Sterns, Director, Audit Services, Dalhousie University

Margaret can be counted upon to take on a project and give 110% effort, as evidenced by her long-standing dedication to her role as the Eastern Representative on the Internal Audit Committee since 2006/07. During this time, she has been largely responsible for the success of the Internal Audit pre-conference seminars, suggesting timely topics and working with speakers to develop relevant educational presentations for the benefit of all attendees. She has always been an enthusiastic member of the team, contributing in a thoughtful and imaginative way, and has acted as a welcoming figure, ensuring that new members are welcomed and introduced to other colleagues. Her commitment to promoting learning among her colleagues is exemplary, and precisely what we sought to honour with this new award.

2013

Robert J. CarterRobert J. Carter
University of Guelph
Associate Vice-President, Physical Resources

Robert J. Carter, University of Guelph

While over 300 individuals have presented and/or will present at either CAUBO 2013, 2012 and 2011 as well as at CAUBO workshops, only a handful have presented on more than one occasion. Robert has participated since 2008 in both the co-development of multiple sessions in his capacity as member and Chair of the Facilities Management Committee, and as presenter or co-presenter at sessions no fewer than 5 times since 2011. Robert has served as a member of the Committee since 2008, and assumed the role of Chair in June 2011. CAUBO is thankful for his dedication to higher education and has benefited greatly from his institutional knowledge over the years. He is truly deserving of an award honouring those who promote learning.

2016

James ButlerJames Butler
Wilfrid Laurier University
Vice-President Finance and Administration

Jim is a Past President of CAUBO and served on the Board of Directors from 2010 to 2016. In 2011, he received CAUBO’s Ken Clements Distinguished Administrator Award, recognizing his extraordinary leadership and contributions through the years. He is a frequent presenter at CAUBO and Faculty Bargaining Services (FBS) workshops and conferences, joined the FBS Management Committee in April 2014, and in 2016 will take up the position of FBS Director.

Jim has also worked extensively with the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), most recently spearheading conversations regarding a jointly-sponsored pension plan for Ontario universities. He also represented COU at the Ontario Expert Commission on Pensions and led its first Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act committee. As Chair of CSAO (a committee of COU) he lead a sub-committee tasked with ensuring that university concerns regarding pension solvency legislation were brought forward to the Expert Commission on Pensions in Ontario. He will retire in 2016 after 15 years as VP Finance and Administration at Laurier.

2016

John LimeburnerJohn Limeburner
McGill University
Executive Director of Investments (retired 2015)

John has spent much of his lengthy career as a specialist in the field of university investments, and has been lauded by his peers as a truly helpful colleague who always makes time to share information and offer advice to other universities in his area of expertise.

He was a long-term contributor to CAUBO’s Treasury and Investment Committee, as both member and Chair, and has been a staunch supporter of the University Investment Survey and related issues, helping it to remain the leading data instrument in the higher education investment sector. John truly embodies the spirit of the Distinguished Service Award and we are pleased to present it to him this year. He retired in 2015 after 26 years of service to McGill, most recently serving as Executive Director of Investments.

2014

Laura KennedyLaura Kennedy
University of Saskatchewan
Associate Vice- President (Financial Services)

Laura is a long-time committed supporter of CAUBO’s work in the field of university finance. She served for over ten years as a member of the Finance Committee including a year as its Chair. Laura contributed significantly to CAUBO’s Financial Information of Universities and Colleges report during her tenure on the committee, participating on the task force to review it and establishing the Western Regional Financial Reporting Committee. Laura has also offered her time and expertise as a presenter at CAUBO’s annual conferences, and in 2009 received CAUBO’s Outstanding Contribution Award.

After 19 years in the position of Associate Vice- President (Financial Services) at the University of Saskatchewan, Laura has announced her retirement from the AVP position, with plans to transition to a project support role. We wish her all the best as she moves on to new adventures.

2013

Marion Van ImpeMarion Van Impe
University of Saskatchewan
Director, Student Accounts & Treasury

Marion Van Impe, Director, Student Accounts & Treasury, University of Saskatchewan

Marionis recognized as a treasury expert in her community and has served as President of the Saskatoon Chapter of the Treasury Management Association of Canada. She has been an active participant at annual CAUBO conferences and was a member of the organizing committee and Chair of the Social Committee for the CAUBO 2004 annual conference hosted by her university. Marion has served on CAUBO’s Treasury and Investment Committee, making instrumental contributions to the development and publication of a debt guide for universities, publication of the annual investment survey, and hosting the annual CAUBO treasury pre-conference seminar.

Marionhas been a key contributor to two Quality and Productivity Award-winning projects at the University of Saskatchewan: the scenario analysis project, which won national second prize in 2010, and the credit card acceptance for tuition payments, which received the Western regional award in 2012.

Both of the 2013 recipients of this award will retire from university administration this year. Michael and Marion, we wish you both the very best upon your retirement and thank you for your service and dedication to higher education in Canada.

2013

Michael TrattnerMichael Trattner
University of Calgary
Treasurer and Director of Investments

Michael Trattner, Treasurer and Director of Investments, University of Calgary

Michael exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding leader, one who possesses personal integrity and a thoughtful communication style. He is exceedingly generous with his time assisting others in their understanding of their endowments, financial reports, interpretation of the Post-Secondary Learning Act and investment industry concepts and knowledge.

He served on the CAUBO Treasury and Investment Committee for ten years, sharing the insight, knowledge and experience he gained while serving on the University of Calgary and S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance Investment Committees, and was instrumental in the major redesign of the annual CAUBO Investment Survey that took place in 2006-07 and created the format that is still in use today. More recently, Michael volunteered as chair of the newly-developed Socially Responsible Investment Advisory Committee with the University of Calgary.

2012

Lawrence DurlingLawrence Durling
St. Thomas University

Lawrence has been an active member of CAUBO since 1974. He is a past member of the CAUBO Board of Directors (2001-2007) and also served as chair of the Editorial Board from 2003-2007 and as a member of the FBS Management Committee from 2005-2012.

Beyond his service to CAUBO, he has provided his service and time to other higher education organizations such as CURIE, where he acted as Atlantic universities representative; Interuniversity Services Inc., where he was a Board member and Board Chair; the Association of Atlantic Universities/Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission as a member of committees and task forces; the Association of Institutional Research; and the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, where he also served as Chair.

Lawrence also found time to give back to his chosen field of expertise, as a long-term member of the New Brunswick Institute of Chartered Accountants, serving on Institute committees. He has also been active in community organizations including the board of the Fredericton YMCA, the Greater Fredericton Economic Development Commission and Enterprise Fredericton. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Fredericton Playhouse.

2011

Michael MurdockMichael Murdock
Simon Fraser University

Michael has been an active member of CAUBO for over a decade. He joined the Taxes Committee in 1999 and has served as its Chair for the past 3 years. As part of his work on the committee, Michael has been instrumental in the development of the Knotia Income Tax Guide and the GST Guide. These guides represent an invaluable source of information to our members. They have also served as the basis of the very successful CAUBO Tax Webinar Series. These six webinars have attracted over 370 participants from across the country. Michael has acted as an organizer, presenter and contributor to all six sessions. Michael has also contributed his expertise as an author and contributor to columns and articles in the University Manager magazine and as a presenter at the CAUBO annual conference.

2010

Don MacDonaldDon MacDonald
University of Lethbridge

2010

Larry EnglishLarry English
Concordia University

2009

Abder SbahiAbder Sbahi
University of Ottawa

2009

Denis BérubéDenis Bérubé
Simon Fraser University

2009

Stu FinlaysonStu Finlayson
Western University

2008

Michael McAdamMichael McAdam
University of Calgary

2006

Bryan MasonBryan Mason
Dalhousie University

2005

Jim TomkinsJim Tomkins
University of Regina

2005

Murray GreenMurray Green
Nipissing University

2005

Robert WorthRobert Worth
University of Victoria

2004

Louis ChapelainLouis Chapelain
Université du Québec en Outaouais

2003

Maurice CohenMaurice Cohen
Concordia University

2003

Peter MercerPeter Mercer
Western University

2002

Keith WinterKeith Winter
University of Calgary

2002

Terry VarcoeTerry Varcoe
Brock University

2001

Tom ThayerTom Thayer
Queen's University

2001

Tony van HoeckelTony van Hoeckel
Trent University

2000

Keith BowlerKeith Bowler
The University of British Columbia

1999

John E. O'BrienJohn E. O'Brien
University of New Brunswick

1998

Brian FijalBrian Fijal
University of Manitoba

1998

Harold AustinHarold Austin
Acadia University

1998

Mathieu LeclercMathieu Leclerc
Université Laval

1998

Norm LongNorm Long
University of Manitoba

1998

Tony PieterseTony Pieterse
University of Toronto

2016

Duncan WattDuncan Watt
Carleton University
Vice-President (Finance and Administration)

Duncan Watt’s dedication to CAUBO during the last 20 years is clear. He is a past CAUBO President, served on the Board for eight years, and has been a member of the Administrative and Support Services (now Q&P Selection) Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the recent Deferred Maintenance Task Force. He has also presented at several CAUBO annual conferences.

In 2006 Duncan was honoured with CAUBO’s prestigious Ken Clements Distinguished Administrator Award, recognizing his extraordinary leadership and contributions to CAUBO and to the field of higher education administration.

Duncan’s efforts to raise awareness about deferred maintenance have been instrumental in putting this issue on the map for university executives and government officials, and his leadership has been credited for major provincial funding over the last 15 years. He helped implement the Facilities Condition Index survey in Ontario, and authored the 2000 CAUBO report A Point of No Return.

We congratulate Duncan on his retirement this year and hope that, as an honorary member with a lifetime free pass to CAUBO’s annual conference, he will continue to join us in future years.

2015

Lucie Mercier-GauthierLucie Mercier-Gauthier
University of Ottawa
Associate Vice-President, Student Services

Lucie has been a generous and consistent contributor to the University sector at both the regional and national level, serving as a member or chair of many CAUBO Committees including Treasury, Financial Reporting, Administrative Services, the Editorial Board, and the Q&P Awards Selection Committee, as well as on the Board of Directors. As chair of the Treasury Committee, she was instrumental in heightening the professional level of expertise across the country in investment management and supervised the creation of the Debt Management Guide.

In 2005 Lucie was honored with CAUBO’s Ken Clements Distinguished Administrator Award, recognizing her extraordinary leadership and contributions to CAUBO. She is also a past recipient of the Ontario Finance Group’s Distinguished Leadership Award.

Lucie has presented at many CAUBO annual conferences and has been an instructor for a number of years for the University Management Course in budget management offered by CHERD.

Honorary membership is bestowed sparingly and only to those individuals who are deemed to have made an extraordinary contribution to CAUBO and the management of higher education. Honorary Members receive free lifetime registration at CAUBO annual conferences, so although Lucie will retire in 2015, we hope to see her there in the future.

2013

Darrell CochraneDarrell Cochrane
Dalhousie University
Controller (Retired)

Darrell Cochrane, who retired from Dalhousie University in March 2013, served on the CAUBO Taxes Committee for ten years, six of them as Chair, and went on to be a member of the Finance Committee for five years. As Chair of the Taxes Committee, Darrell successfully shepherded the transition of the CAUBO tax guide from an out-of-date hard copy version to the online environment. The guide and a series of associated webinars based on the guide have helped to promote best tax practices among Canadian universities.

In 2010 Darrell was honored with CAUBO’s Ken Clements Distinguished Administrator Award, recognizing his extraordinary leadership and contributions to the association. Upon the occasion of his retirement we are pleased to award him Honorary Membership in CAUBO.

2011

Nancy SullivanNancy Sullivan
University of Guelph
Retired

Nancy has always been recognized as a leader in education management and administration in Canada and in particular as a role model within her own institution, on regional and national committees and within CAUBO. Nancy’s career spans over 35 years of service to the university community including work at AUCC and on three different campuses since then. She has successively been Associate Editor of University Affairs, Executive Assistant to the Vice-President Administration at the University of Manitoba, Vice-President Administration and Finance at Trent University, and has been Vice-President Finance and Administration at the University of Guelph since 1995. Nancy was a member of the CAUBO Board of Directors from 1996 to 2000 and acted as President of the Association in 1998/1999. She also served as a member of the Editorial Board of the University Manager magazine. In addition, Nancy served as a member of the Board of the Canadian University Reciprocal Insurance Exchange (CURIE). In 2004, Nancy was awarded CAUBO’s most prestigious award, the Ken Clements Award, for her devotion to the higher education community.

Most recently, Nancy has contributed her time to CAUBO as a member of the steering committee that developed the program for the March 2011 workshop on the growing internationalization of higher education.

2009

Byron BraleyByron Braley
The University of British Columbia

2008

André RacetteAndré Racette
Université de Montréal

2007

Tom VineTom Vine
Western University

For 1998, the Board of Directors of CAUBO unanimously approved the recommendation from the Executive Committee to present the Ken Clements Award to Tom Vine, Purchasing Manager and Tax Analyst at the University of Western Ontario and eminent advisor to the university community on commodity taxes, in recognition of his contribution to the work on the Goods and Services Tax, including the negotiations for the MASH sector rebate and the preparation of the CAUBO/Ernst & Young GST Question and Answer Guide.

The introduction of the Goods and Services Tax had the potential for very negative impact on universities, given their level of non-salary expenditures and the complexity of their operation as suppliers of both educational and commercial services. Although there was an agreement with the federal government that a rebate would offset the added cost over the previous federal sales tax, the consensus was that the universities would be net losers. Tom Vine had chaired CAUBO's Commodity Taxes Committee since 1983 when he accepted responsibility for the GST task force representing CAUBO and AUCC charged with negotiating the level of rebate. Tom played a crucial role in obtaining the final 67% rebate, considerably higher than the initial proposal, for eventual savings of at least $20 million a year for Canadian universities.

Tom Vine led a series of CAUBO seminars and workships on the GST after its implementation and jointly edited the 1991 CAUBO/Ernst & Young GST Question and Answer Guide. Tom continues to be regularly called upon for assistance as a member of the Taxes Committee.

Once again, it is a great honour for the Board of Directors to be able to recognize simultaneously with this award, in Ken Clements and Tom Vine, two outstanding contributors to the well being of Canada's institutions of higher learning.

Presented by the Board of Directors of CAUBO
Fredericton, New Brunswick
June 1998

2006

Jacques SamsonJacques Samson
Canadian Association of University Business Officers

2006

Ron ChryslerRon Chrysler
Laurentian University of Sudbury

2005

Tony WhitworthTony Whitworth
University of Saskatchewan

2004

Carole WorkmanCarole Workman
University of Ottawa

2003

Wayne ThistleWayne Thistle
Memorial University of Newfoundland

2002

Tom LangleyTom Langley
St. Francis Xavier University

2001

Glenn HarrisGlenn Harris
Western University

2001

Jean-Luc GrégoireJean-Luc Grégoire
Bishop's University

2001

Robert WhiteRobert White
University of Toronto

2001

Stuart BuddenStuart Budden
McGill University

1999

James F. O'SullivanJames F. O'Sullivan
University of New Brunswick

1998

Dexter KaulbachDexter Kaulbach
Technical University of Nova Scotia

1998

Guy NoelGuy Noel
Saint Mary's University

1998

Terry FalconerTerry Falconer
University of Manitoba

1997

Ken ClementsKen Clements
Canadian Association of University Business Officers

1996

Bruce GellatlyBruce Gellatly
The University of British Columbia

1995

John ArmourJohn Armour
McGill University

1993

Bob McQueenBob McQueen
University of Victoria

1992

Arthur HeadlamArthur Headlam
University of Waterloo

1992

Brian TinkerBrian Tinker
University of Calgary

1992

Raymond ChouinardRaymond Chouinard
Université de Montréal

1989

Al AdlingtonAl Adlington
Western University

1989

Roger LefrançoisRoger Lefrançois
Université du Québec

1988

Allen BaxterAllen Baxter
The University of British Columbia

1988

Stu MannStu Mann
University of Regina

1987

Jack McCarthyJack McCarthy
University of Ottawa

1986

George StuartGeorge Stuart
Simon Fraser University

1984

F.J. ElderkinF.J. Elderkin
Acadia University

1984

J.W. BannisterJ.W. Bannister
Queen's University

1983

A.G. RankinA.G. Rankin
University of Toronto

1983

Fernand GingrasFernand Gingras
Université Laval

1983

W.H.M. SelbyW.H.M. Selby
Memorial University of Newfoundland

1982

A.B. LaroseA.B. Larose
Carleton University

1982

J.A. PringleJ.A. Pringle
University of Saskatchewan

1981

M.A. RousellM.A. Rousell
University of Alberta

1980

D.H. McNeillD.H. McNeill
Dalhousie University

1980

G.L. CourtG.L. Court
University of Toronto

1977

F.J. TurnerF.J. Turner
Carleton University

1975

B.F. MacAuleyB.F. MacAuley
University of New Brunswick

1975

R.R. GloverR.R. Glover
Western University

1968

G.A. GrimsonG.A. Grimson
McGill University

1968

J.M. WhiddenJ.M. Whidden
University of Alberta