Greetings from Honourable Vivienne Poy
The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy is an author, historian, fashion designer, entrepreneur & community volunteer. She founded Vivienne Poy Mode in 1981, and over the following fourteen years enjoyed great success in fashion design, manufacturing, wholesale and retail. In 1998, she was the first Canadian of Asian descent to be appointed to the Senate of Canada where she focused on gender issues, multiculturalism, immigration, and human rights, and was instrumental in having May recognized as Asian Heritage Month across Canada.
Vivienne is Chancellor Emerita of the University of Toronto. After her retirement from the Senate of Canada on 17 September, 2012, she continues to be actively involved with academia and with communities across Canada.