Kim Baird is an accomplished leader who advises Indigenous communities, governments, businesses and other organizations on Indigenous matters. She is the chancellor for Kwantlen Polytechnic University and served as chief of Tsawwassen First Nation from 1999 to 2012, during which time she negotiated and implemented B.C.’s first urban modern treaty.
EDUCATION: Doctor of law, honoris causa, Simon Fraser University.
FAVOURITE QUOTE: “Perfect is the enemy of good.” – Voltaire.
TOUGHEST CHALLENGE: My toughest challenge has been facing racism and discrimination my whole career and not being able to openly discuss it for fear of undermining my goals.
PET PEEVE: Meetings that could have been an email.
BUCKET LIST: Writing a book.