Sarah Morgan-Silvester and Richard Fraser


By Pamela Yan

Having served two terms as UBC’s chancellor from 2008 to 2014, Sarah Morgan-Silvester is honoured by UBC for her long-standing and distinguished record of community service and leadership. The generosity of Sarah and her husband, Richard Fraser, helped to make the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre possible. After graduating from UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1982, Sarah went on to build a successful career across a diverse set of organizations and became known as a skilled strategist and consensus builder. She gained extensive experience in the financial service sector, serving as executive vice president, Personal Financial Services and Wealth Management for HSBC Bank Canada, and president and chief executive officer of HSBC Trust Company.

She also served as chair of both Port Metro Vancouver and the BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Foundation; as director of ENMAX Corporation, Grant Thornton LLP, and Canadian Western Bank; and as a member of the Vancouver Foundation board, the Faculty Advisory Board for the Sauder School of Business, and UBC’s start an evolution Campaign Cabinet.

From 1993 to his retirement in 2011, UBC alumnus Richard Fraser was vice president, Corporate and Project Development at Sandwell International. Previously, he was vice president, Finance and Development at Golden Star Resources Ltd., a gold mining company. Richard graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering in 1969.


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