Students, faculty and staff of Acsenda School of Management, were honoured to welcome our local Member of Parliament, the Hon. Dr. Hedy Fry to our campus on November 14th.
Dr. Fry is a distinguished community leader in Canada. She was first elected to Parliament for Vancouver Centre in 1993 and is the longest sitting female MP in Canada’s history. She has served Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, and for 6 years served in Cabinet as Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and the Minister for the Status of Women.
Dr. Fry shared her experiences on being Canadian, and becoming Canadian. She immigrated to Canada in 1970. She practiced family medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital in the West End of Vancouver for two decades and was a local, provincial and national leader in medical politics.
She described Canada as a country that truly represents globalization. While not without challenges and issues, and something that continues to need review and refinement, Canadian leaders have created a vision of Canada as truly “global” nation, one which accepts and values all people.
Thank you to Dr. Fry for a very moving and meaningful presentation. One instructor commented that her students felt inspired by Dr. Fry, and came away with a sense of hope and opportunity, and that they too could aspire to be a leader in their community.