Outstanding leadership in science, education and social policy earned Dr. Chao-Shiuan Liu, vice-premier of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the Rose Wolfe Distinguished Alumni Award, presented by President Robert Prichard at a luncheon in Taipei at the beginning of December.
A native of Heng Yang, Hunan, Dr. Liu received his PhD in chemistry from U of T in 1971. He returned to Taiwan to join the National Tsing Hua University, first as a professor and later as president. As minister of transportation and communications in the early ’90s, he was responsible for the privatization and deregulation of the telecommunications industry, an initiative that was part of a program to modernize the nation’s infrastructure. After serving as chairman of the National Science Council, Liu assumed the position of vice-premier in 1997. He is responsible for public policy on science, education, environmental protection, social welfare and culture.
The Rose Wolfe Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 1997 to recognize those who demonstrate leadership, dedication to community service and an appreciation of the role of higher learning.