KPU faculty member awarded Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Wed, Jan 30, 2013


Evandro Lopes
(L-R) BC Premier Christy Clark with Dr. Evandro Lopes, faculty member of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) psychology department. Dr. Lopes was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal on January 31, 2013.

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February 14, 2013

KPU faculty member awarded Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

(Metro Vancouver, BC) – Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) faculty member, Dr. Evandro Lopes, was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal on January 31, at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver.   

Nominated for his life-long dedication to public safety, Dr. Lopes has served with the military, police, corrections and continues to work as a clinician with these protective organizations. Dr. Lopes is currently a faculty member of KPU’s department of psychology and also works as a contracted forensic psychologist for the province of BC offering community based programs for a forensic population on parole or probation.
“This work has allowed for a new form of treatment to be offered to a previously large and untreated at risk population,” said Dr. Lopes. “Accepting the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal is a great honour.”

Dr. Lopes’s work directly addresses safety by removing threat and/or treating offenders in the communities, assessing risk, and overall reduction of victims. His work also focuses on issues of violence prevention, restored safety, and has benefited countless people in various communities and cities. Dr. Lopes has a PhD in clinical psychology and has several years of practical experience that he incorporates into his teachings at KPU. For more information on KPU’s psychology department visit:

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal is a commemorative medal created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty, while at the same time, honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. The medal is awarded based on the criteria that the recipient has made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 18,000 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


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