ACTUALS SEEN AND HEARD IN THE UBC SAUDER WORLD
UBC alumni showcase the power of creative thinking UBC SAUDER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS TEAMED UP WITH THE Allard School of Law on November 18, 2015 to celebrate the unique and creative ways that UBC’s business and law grads are adding their own colour to the world around them through art, design and creative thinking. The Power of Creative Thinking was done in a Pecha Kucha format with each speaker presenting 20 slides timed at 20 seconds each. Featured speakers were Matt Corker, BCom 2008, performance coach for mind, body and business; Yvette Wu, MBA 2010, and Bernice Paul, MBA 2009, social entrepreneurs and cofounders of Wuchild; Bonn Smith, BCom 2012, singer/songwriter/ actor and president/co-founder of New Music Channel; Jenny Duffy, BCom 2004, choreographer, dance teacher and coach; Emily MacKinnon, JD 2012, litigator and opera singer; Holman Wang, LLB 2005, children’s book author and illustrator; Karen Lam, LLB 1995, film director, writer and producer; and Zoe Si, JD 2013, a full-time lawyer and lifelong cartoonist. For those in attendance, it was inspiring to hear how alumni are pursuing their passions through often non-traditional paths. n
Leigh Sauder continues family legacy of philanthropy
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SERVING OTHERS BRINGS JOY to one’s life, philanthropist and business leader Leigh Sauder told about 50 students gathered for the UBC Sauder Philanthropy Program Speaker Series in March. Sauder spoke eloquently about her passion to make a positive change in the world. She said her parents, Marjorie-Anne and the late Dr. William L. Sauder, served as extraordinary examples of how to be thoughtful, compas10
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sionate citizens, and echoed their belief that “to whom much is given, much is expected.” She shared stories of her commitment to education in Africa and her work with the African Canadian Continuing Education Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of young Africans through post-secondary scholarships and community development activities.
Sauder, BA 1993, is currently a principal of L & L Travel Management and a director of Sauder Industries. The UBC Sauder School of Business is named in recognition of her parents’ generous gift to the school in 2003. The Sauder Philanthropy Program was established to educate UBC Sauder students on the practice and impact of charitable giving. n