Nineteen years ago, Dr. Miriam Yu retired from an academic career at Memorial University in Newfoundland and settled in Vancouver. Since that time, she had made major contributions in the fields of education, seniors, multiculturalism and philanthropy. President of the Chinese Cultural Centre, Miriam also founded the Centre’s Progress Club for Retirees, enhancing quality of life for the elders of the Chinese community. Miriam established Sage Elder College to promote life-long learning and social interaction and today is its President. She has successfully fundraised through the Tapestry Foundation to provide equipment for Mount Saint Joseph Hospital and is also involved in supporting BC Children’s Hospital, The BC Cancer Foundation, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and S.U.C.C.E.S.S.