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Vivienne Poy

Incumbent
Assumed office 
September 17, 1998
Appointed by Jean Chrétien

Born May 15, 1941 (1941-05-15) (age 68)
Hong Kong
Political party Liberal

Vivienne Poy (née Lee; 利德蕙; Cantonese Yale: Ley6 Dak1-way6; Mandarin Pinyin: Lì Déhuì) (born May 15, 1941) was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1998. Poy came to Canada as a university student in 1959. She is the first Canadian senator of Asian ancestry. She graduated from St. Paul's Co-educational College, McGill University, Seneca College and the University of Toronto.

For 14 years, Poy served as president of Vivienne Poy Mode, a fashion design company that she founded in 1981. She was selected as Chancellor of the University of Toronto in December 2002.

Poy is the daughter of Richard Charles Lee (利銘澤; pinyin: Lǐ Míngzé), who is the son of famous businessman Hysan Lee in Hong Kong, and Esther Yewpick Lee (黃瑤璧) and the sister-in-law of Adrienne Clarkson, who was Governor General of Canada from 1999 to 2005. Vivienne Poy's husband Dr. Neville Poy, a retired plastic surgeon, is Adrienne Clarkson's brother.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Henry N. R. Jackman
Chancellor of the University of Toronto
2003–2006
Succeeded by
David Peterson
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Vivienne Poy

Incumbent
Assumed office 
September 17, 1998
Appointed by Jean Chrétien

Born May 15, 1941 (1941-05-15) (age 69)
Hong Kong
Political party Liberal

Vivienne Poy (née Lee; 利德蕙; Cantonese Yale: Ley6 Dak1-way6; Mandarin Pinyin: Lì Déhuì) (born May 15, 1941) was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1998. Poy came to Canada as a university student in 1959. She is the first Canadian senator of Asian ancestry. She graduated from St. Paul's Co-educational College, McGill University, Seneca College and the University of Toronto.

For 14 years, Poy served as president of Vivienne Poy Mode, a fashion design company that she founded in 1981. She was selected as Chancellor of the University of Toronto in December 2002.

Poy is the daughter of Richard Charles Lee (利銘澤; pinyin: Lǐ Míngzé), who is the son of famous businessman Hysan Lee in Hong Kong, and Esther Yewpick Lee (黃瑤璧) and the sister-in-law of Adrienne Clarkson, who was Governor General of Canada from 1999 to 2005. Vivienne Poy's husband Dr. Neville Poy, a retired plastic surgeon, is Adrienne Clarkson's brother.

See also

External links

Academic offices
Preceded by
Henry N. R. Jackman
Chancellor of the University of Toronto
2003–2006
Succeeded by
David Peterson


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