Finlayson earns CAUBO award

Some job titles reflect an individual’s contribution to an organization on more than one level. Such is the case with Stuart Finlayson, who as Treasurer at Western is, in fact, a real treasure.


His contributions to both the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) and Western were recently recognized when Finlayson was presented with CAUBO’s Distinguished Service Award. He received the award at CAUBO’s National Conference held in June in Ottawa.


Congratulating Stuart Finlayson on receiving his Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) are VP (Resources & Operations) Gitta Kulczycki, Associate Vice President (Financial Services) Lynn Logan and Internal Auditor Sharron Farnell.

“Throughout his career, Stu has exemplified the traits of a true professional and statesman, for both Western and in his CAUBO activity,” says Associate Vice President (Financial Services) Lynn Logan in her co-nomination of Finlayson for this award.  

Finlayson’s award is based on his long time commitment to CAUBO, especially through his membership on the Treasury & Investment Committee. In this capacity he prepared the annual report in University Manager Magazine and conducted the annual analysis for the Endowment & Pension Survey. He was also a speaker at a number of CAUBO conferences.   
“My nominators did a great job keeping the award a surprise right up until the moment my picture appeared up on the screen,” says Finlayson. “I feel a great deal of gratitude to my colleagues for nominating me and it was wonderful to be recognized by my peers.”

“This well deserved recognition for Stu helps express our gratitude to him for his long and distinguished service to higher education especially now as he prepares for his retirement at the end of August,” says VP (Resources & Operations) Gitta Kulczycki, a co-nominator for the award.