Shirley Chan has been re-appointed chair of UBC's Board of Governors for a one-year term, ending Aug. 31, 1998.
"I appreciate the confidence of the board in deciding to re-appoint me and look forward to working with Dr. Piper," she says.
Chan thinks the university is at a crossroads.
"Although we're challenged by financial restrictions, we need to protect the quality of teaching and research by finding alternative sources of funding that don't compromise our values," she says.
A board member since 1992 and chair since 1996, Chan is the manager of non-market housing for the City of Vancouver. Educated in Ontario and B.C., she received a master's degree in environmental studies from York University in 1978.
Chan has been a director of VanCity Savings Credit Union since 1987, serving as chair from 1993 to 1995. She is also a director of Citizen's Bank and Little Mountain Residential Care and Housing Society, and vice-chair of VanCity Enterprises. She serves as a part-time adjudicator for the Public Service Appeal Board of B.C.
In 1993, the Alumni Association of Simon Fraser University honoured Chan with its Outstanding Alumni Award for service to the community.
Also re-appointed to board vice-chair positions were Harold Kalke and Joanne Emerman.