Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor


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.

Watch Dr. Jansen's talk.

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International Women's Day

Finding your voice: The conversations we don't have

Featuring Dr. Tamara Taggart, Kate Horsman, and Dr. Shahana Alibhai

Fri, Mar 6, 2020 | Evered Hall, Abbotsford campus

Join us on International Women’s Day for a President’s Leadership Lecture Series for a panel discussion featuring honorary doctorate recipient, Dr. Tamara Taggart exploring important conversations we don't have.

Panelists Dr. Shahana Alibhai and Kate Horsman will join the conversation to engage in discussion around health and wellness themes, encouraging us all to find and use our voice.

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