Board Members

Dr. Robert A. Daum, Chair

Robert A. Daum, PhD is Fellow and Lead in Diversity & Innovation at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue, where he also served as a member of the Academic Steering Committee and Guest Faculty. At the University of British Columbia, he is Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, …

Winnie Cheung, Vice-Chair

For over twenty years Winnie L. Cheung has been engaged in building bridges and understanding across cultures. A published writer, art lover and intercultural educator, she is keen to create platforms and spaces for people to explore the cultural richness of an inclusive society. …

Helen Hong Zhou, CPA, CA, Treasurer

Helen Hong Zhou is a strong advocate for trade, investment and cultural exchange between Canada and Asian Pacific countries. She has international work experience in business, government and academic institution such as Ernst Young Canada Ltd and the Canadian Embassy in China.

Farid Rohani, Chair Emeritus

A life member of Laurier, Farid has been involved with the organization since its inception. He comes with a lifelong passion and commitment to promoting the value of cultural diversity. Farid has devoted many years to building social, cultural and economic bridges to facilitate the integration of many immigrants into the wider Canadian society.

Tung Chan

Tung Chan is Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy. Tung also sits on the Board of the Vancouver Foundation and the Canadian Foundation Of Economic Education.

Clarence Cheng

Clarence Cheng is the former Chief Executive Officer of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, a charitable foundation responsible for fundraising for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and its affiliated organizations. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest social services organizations in British Columbia.

Fabian Dawson

Fabian Dawson is a multiple-award winning journalist, an internationally acclaimed author, filmmaker and media expert. His work over the last three decades spans the globe and he also serves as a consultant/strategic advisor to a variety of international companies.

Ciprian Jauca

Ciprian Jauca is the Managing Editor for Cochrane Hypertension, the UBC-based branch of the Cochrane Collaboration, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health, with over 37,000 contributors from more than 130 countries. …

Yipeng Ben Lu

Yipeng Ben Lu is an award-winning television drama and commercial producer, writer and director with over a dozen national awards for his creative work serving brands such as Mercedes Benz Canada, The Salvation Army, and Vancouver Aquarium.

Beverly Nann

Beverly Nann is a recipient of the Order of British Columbia in recognition of her many years as a leader in the multicultural community. Involved in the establishment of The Laurier Institution, Bev has long been an active participant in the organization’s affairs.

After receiving a B.A. BSW and M.S.W. from UBC, Ms. Nann worked in social services as a management …

Tamara Pearl

Tamara Pearl is a Therapist, Expressive Arts Therapist, Facilitator of cross-cultural dialogue, and an Adjunct Instructor at Adler University. She has served as Vice President of the Daniel Pearl Foundation since its formation in 2002.

Jennifer Reddy

Jennifer Reddy is the Community Connections & Youth Coordinator, Settlement Workers in Schools Program at the Vancouver School Board, and Chair, Board of Directors, Urban Ink Productions.

Ali Solehdin

Ali Solehdin is a technology entrepreneur and an active, engaged member of civil society.
Ali currently serves as a Board Member on the Aga Khan Council for British Columbia. He is also the Vancouver Chair for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, a national, non-profit organization that engages Canadians in citizenship. He also serves on Board of Directors for Simon Fraser University’s Alumni Association and the Cabinet for ‘A …

Kory Wilson

Kory Wilson is Executive Director, Aboriginal Initiatives and Partnerships, British Columbia Institute of Technology. Kory comes to BCIT most recently from Vancouver Community College where she served as Director, Aboriginal Education and Community Engagement since 2011.