Dr. John Jansen
Accountant. Politician. Poultry Farmer: How John Jansen built business and community through authentic relationships
Tues, Jan 21, 2020 | 3:00 pm, Room B101, Abbotsford campus
UFV President Dr. Joanne MacLean is pleased to welcome guest speaker and honorary doctorate recipient, Dr. John Jansen.
An accountant by trade, this former mayor and MLA led the acquisition of 200 acres that now hosts UFV’s Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park. John’s fundraising allowed for the purchase of millions of dollars in health care equipment, all while operating his family’s organic feed and poultry farm.
A dynamic, tenacious, and creative community advocate with decades of public service, John helped pave the way for countless upgrades to education, health care, transit, and other services.
He has a unique skill in leveraging relationships to make things happen. This is a key principle in business and would be interesting to explore for the entrepreneurs or budding politicians in the room.