Paulina Chow-White

Executive Director

Paulina Chow-White joined the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program as Executive Director in 2014. Paulina has been working in academia – at Simon Fraser University, the London School of Economics, and at the University of Southern California – for the past 15 years, in administrative, research, and teaching capacities. In the decade before that, she worked in financial services, with BC Central Credit Union, and Coast Capital Savings. After obtaining her BA at Simon Fraser University, Paulina continued her studies earning a MSc at the London School of                                                                              Economics and an MA at the University of California, where she also pursued her PhD. Paulina is very passionate about the award and is highly                                                                             invested in its continued success.

Rai McKenzieRai McKenzie

Programmer & Technical Support

Rai McKenzie joined the Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards team as a programmer in 2015. He has a strong interest in science and enjoys learning about new technologies. When not working he likes playing Jazz music with his friends and trying out new restaurants in downtown Vancouver. Rai appreciates the opportunity to work at such a well-respected organization known throughout Canada.


Ayden ThowAyden Thow

Awards Coordinator

Ayden Thow completed his Bachelor of Arts at Simon Fraser University in 2016 with a major in criminology. He also holds a Diploma and Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Camosun College. Consistently inspired by the amazing work of Terry Fox Scholars, he has the privilege of helping them throughout their time in the program. Ayden’s ambitions see him obtaining a Juris Doctor and becoming an advocate for proper justice and equality. An avid television fan, Ayden also enjoys being outdoors and appreciating everything the West Coast has to offer.