Monday, 23 April 2012

President's Reception with Dr. Sean Riley Thursday May, 17th 2012

Vancouver Chapter hosts StFX President Dr. Sean Riley and Shawn Monahan


Vancouver, BC, Monday April 23rd, 2012 - Dr. Sean E. Riley, President St. Francis Xavier University cordially invites you to attend the Vancouver President’s Reception for Alumni and Friends of StFX 7:00 to 9:00 pm Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel Vistas 360 – 19th Floor, 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver.
Cash bar and light fare provided RSVP by Thursday, May 11, 2012:
  • Email: alumni@stfx.ca
  • Telephone: 902-867-2186
If you have any further questions feel welcome to contact us at stfxvancouverchapter@gmail.com or call us at 604.443.3835.  

Thank you as always for your time.

Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel Vistas

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Vancouver Chapter President's Reception Tuesday February 7th, 2012

Vancouver Chapter President's Reception Tuesday February 7th, 2012

Vancouver, BC, Wednesday February 1st, 2012 - The St. Francis Xavier University Alumni Assoc, Vancouver Chapter are very pleased to announce that we will be hosting a President's Cocktail Reception at Black and Blue Steak House 1032 Alberni St. (Alberni & Burrard) in Downtown Vancouver next Tuesday February 7th, 2012 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  The Vancouver Chapter will be honoring Dr. Sean Riley on his appointment as a member of the Order of Canada.  The Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation. Please join us in celebrating Dr. Riley's deserving achievement.

If you have any further questions feel welcome to contact us at stfxvancouverchapter@gmail.com or call us at 604.443.3835.  

Thank you as always for your time.

1032 Alberni St.
Vancouver, BC


Tuesday, 3 January 2012

StFX President Dr. Sean Riley named as a Member of the Order of Canada


StFX President Dr. Sean Riley named as a Member of the Order of Canada

St. Francis Xavier University President Dr. Sean Riley is among the 66 new appointments to the Order of Canada announced by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. He has been named a Member of the Order of Canada, being honoured for his contributions to St. Francis Xavier University and for his community leadership.

A native of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Dr. Riley has had a remarkable career dedicated to public service, education, and community development, both locally and on the international stage. A StFX graduate and a Rhodes Scholar with a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University, he returned to his native Nova Scotia in 1996 after careers in government, finance, and business. 
StFX University and surrounding communities have witnessed incredible changes and improvements since his appointment as president in 1996. Dr. Riley has focused academic efforts on building StFX's position as a truly national university. To support academic and institutional momentum, Dr. Riley has spearheaded implementation of investments of $200 million in campus infrastructure and renewal projects. In parallel, Dr. Riley has been instrumental in building the international reach of the Coady International Institute, a unique Canadian institution in leadership development education. 
Dr. Riley is a board member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada as well as a member of provincial and regional university organizations. Dr. Riley recently has been national Chair of Canada World Youth, and an institutional board member of the Royal Society of Canada. He currently serves on the Premier's Advisory Council on the Economy, on the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust, the Board of the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation, and on the Board of Directors of Agnico-Eagle Mines.  "Canada is served at so many levels by so many dedicated Canadians. I am honoured to be appointed a Member of the Order of Canada by the Governor General along with distinguished Canadians from so many walks of life,"  said Dr. Riley of the appointment. “ I am also grateful to many colleagues and friends who, over many years, have helped me contribute to the StFX community, to Nova Scotia, and to Canada."

The Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation.

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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Upcoming Events: Grey Cup X-Social Saturday November 26th, 2011

Upcoming Events: Grey Cup X-Social Saturday November 26th, 2011

Please join us for our Grey Cup X-Social with Dr. Riley, Leo MacPherson, Tim Lang, Current BC Lions Akeem Foster & Cauchy Muaba at The Cinema Public House in Downtown Vancouver.  For more info on venue please visit: http://www.donnellygroup.ca/cinema/
  • Where: The Cinema Public House (901 Granville St. Vancouver BC)
  • When:  Saturday November 26th, 2011 (4:00PM-7:00 PM)
Fellow X-Alumni will be joining us from around the country so please feel welcome to pass along the invite. You can RSVP to the event at:  stfxvancouverchapter@gmail.com 
or at the Social Media event page at: http://www.facebook.com/eventNov262011