Judy Graves is the Coordinator for Vancouver’s Tenant Assistance Program, is a long-time, passionate advocate for the homeless. She began the Vancouver Homeless Outreach Project in 2005 that has successfully housed more than 2,000 people in B.C. She also co-authored the book A Room Somewhere: 101 Solutions to Homelessness.
Coast Salish artist Susan Point is widely recognized for her willingness to explore new mediums, while exhibiting a mastery of traditional Coast Salish style. She has been awarded numerous public art commissions, and her works welcome visitors to the Vancouver International Airport and buildings in the U.S. and Canada. She is the recipient of the National Aboriginal Achievement Award and has been elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.
Currently the Chair of the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation at the University of Manchester, Sir John Sulston is widely recognized for being the first to sequence an animal genome and the first to sequence a large region of the human genome. He was appointed the first director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, which formed the UK’s contribution to the Human Genome Project. He received a knighthood in 2001 for services rendered to genome research and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2002.