CAUBO 2018 marks the 75th year members of the higher education community come together to share best practices, and what better way to celebrate this milestone than to celebrate in one of British Columbia’s hub cities: Vancouver, hosted by Simon Fraser University.
In lieu of speaker gifts, a donation will be made in the name of each speaker to a bursary near and dear to the higher education community.
The endowment supporting the Pat Hibbitts Memorial Bursary was established at Simon Fraser University in 2015 with generous gifts from family, friends and colleagues of Pat Hibbitts, who was the Vice President, Finance and Administration at SFU for over 14 years.
This endowment will create a perpetual source of funding for students who might otherwise not be able to afford post-secondary education. One or more bursaries, valued at the university’s bursary minimum or more, will be granted annually, in any term, to undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in any faculty at SFU.
Pat had a long and exciting career – Before she joined SFU in 2001, she was Vice-President of Business and Finance at the University of Northern British Columbia, becoming the first woman in Western Canada to be appointed as Vice-President of Finance at a university.
Hibbitts served on the CAUBO board for eight years, including a stint as president in 2009/10, and continued to participate on numerous committees. Earlier, CAUBO recognized her with an Outstanding Contributor award for her work on a team that developed CAUBO’s first online course about university culture and governance.
Named for an early explorer, Simon Fraser University (SFU) was founded on the west coast in 1965 as a different kind of university—one that would bring an interdisciplinary approach to learning, embrace bold initiatives and engage with communities near and far.
Today, SFU is ranked as Canada’s leading comprehensive university, with a global reputation for academic, research and teaching excellence. With campuses in B.C.’s three largest cities—Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey—the university has eight faculties and delivers almost 150 programs to over 35,000 students. More than 130,000 alumni live in 135 countries around the world.
SFU’s vision is to be Canada’s leading engaged university, defined by a dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and far-reaching community engagement.
Need some fresh air and a change of scenery during the conference? The Westin Bayshore is located near Stanley Park, perfect for a scenic stroll, run or bike ride. The hotel offers a RunWESTIN and BikeWESTIN offering maps, gear, and even bicycles to borrow. Runs leave from their lobby and are weather-permitting. Advance sign-up the evening before is recommended.
Prefer to get active indoors? The Westin Bayshore and most overflow hotels feature a fitness facility and an indoor swimming pool. Guests of these hotels enjoy complimentary access to all fitness amenities. Furthermore, guests of the Westin can take advantage of poolside yoga; or for a more refreshing practice, try the Liquid Yoga program offered in their outdoor pool overlooking Coal Harbour.