Kwantlen board of governors’ chair, vice-chair chosen

Gord Schoberg and Amrik Virk have been re-elected.

Gord Schoberg

Members of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Board of Governors re-elected Gord Schoberg and Amrik Virk as chair and vice-chair respectively last month.

Schoberg was appointed to the Board of Governors on July 31, 2008. For the last 33 years he has helped BC Hydro, and now Fortis BC, design electric and natural gas infrastructure, acquire rights of way and improve supply chain performance. For the past several years he has worked with Fortis BC to help employees work safely, minimize Fortis BC’s impact on the natural environment, enhance public safety and now helps the company achieve its goals by strengthening its relationships with government, community and aboriginal leaders.

Since 1996 Schoberg has called Surrey home, with his three grown children and seven grandchildren all living within a 45-minute drive. When he’s not in the office, he can be found on a golf course, at the gym, playing squash, dining with family and friends, or travelling. Schoberg’s term on the board ends July 31, 2014.

Virk was appointed to the Board of Governors on July 31, 2008, and will complete his term in office July 31, 2013. Virk is an inspector with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and has held postings in Alberta, Surrey and now Langley. He recently completed a six-year term as a director with the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation. He has been a member of the Advisory Panel with the Community Outreach Advisory Board of Simon Fraser University (Surrey Campus), and a director with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement, and Diversity Network.

Virk holds a bachelor of arts in economics from SFU. He is married with three children, and also has a black belt in karate.

The Board of Governors of Kwantlen Polytechnic University is empowered by the University Act of British Columbia. The management, administration and control of the property, revenue, business and affairs of the university are vested in the Board. No remuneration is paid to any member of the Board of Governors in respect of their service as a governor.

For more information visit: kwantlen.ca/governors

 

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