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Capilano University McRae alumnus receives GG Award

Roger Poulin (left) is congratulated by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, after receiving the Governor General’s Award Medal on November 14.

An alumnus of Capilano University’s McRae Institute of International Management has received the Governor General’s Award Medal for his contribution towards the development of bi-lateral trade between Canada and Malaysia.

Roger Poulin is the CEO of Visionary Zone, a reviewing team of architects, surveyors and engineers offering architectural advisory services throughout the South East Asia region. He is also the primary Visionary Zone marketing force for the North American market. He was presented with his medal at a ceremony in Ottawa on November 14.

“Through the development of my business model in providing architectural support services to Canadian companies from Malaysia, my on-going contribution to assisting companies in establishing themselves in Malaysia, as well as assisting Malaysian companies venturing into Canada, the Governor General felt compelled to recognize my efforts,” he said.

Roger is a registered architect with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) in Canada and a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Originally from Canada, he has more than 30 years experience in the construction industry. He has provided consultancy services to various international governments and worked on large scale museum, retail, residential, hospital, and infrastructure projects in Canada and the U.S.

The McRae Institute of International Management was a centre of excellence that prepared global leaders to excel in business, non-profit and government sectors. The Institute, which closed in 2007, was established to provide resources for the continued growth of its then-core programs, the award-winning Asia Pacific Management Cooperative Program (APMCP), established in 1987, and the Latin American Management Program (LAMP), established in 1999.

A close-up of the GG's medal presented to Roger Poulin.

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