Kwantlen Polytechnic University Chancellor, Arvinder Singh Bubber, at Kwantlen's Surrey Campus
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Kwantlen Chancellor Reappointed for Three Years
SURREY, BC – (April 19, 2011) – After serving as Chancellor of Kwantlen Polytechnic University for the last three years, Arvinder Singh Bubber has been reappointed for an additional three years as the head of the university.
"I am honoured by the confidence shown from the Alumni Association, Senate and the Board of Governors in reappointing me as Chancellor for another term," said Bubber.
Bubber will serve in this capacity until October 1, 2014. As chancellor, he will continue to preside over convocations and the conferring of all university degrees to graduating students. He will play a pivotal ambassadorial role in celebrating and sharing the successes of Kwantlen students, faculty and staff as well as advancing the university's interests with provincial, national and international communities.
Bubber has a long history with Kwantlen. In 2001, he was appointed to the university's Board of Governors and he chaired the Board between 2002 and 2007. After his term expired in 2008, he was appointed Chancellor of the university.
"The past three years have been exciting at Kwantlen," comments Bubber. "Kwantlen forged its new identity as a Polytechnic University, developed new vision and commitments, and successfully created new degree programs. I look forward to participating in future developments at Kwantlen."
Bubber has a long and distinguished business career. After receiving a bachelor degree of science in India, he moved to England in 1971 where he became a chartered accountant. Five years later, he left the United Kingdom to come to Canada. He spent the next 15 years working with various levels of government before moving to Metro Vancouver in 1991 where he founded his accounting firm A.S. Bubber and Associates.
In addition to a long career in accounting, he is also active with a number of youth-oriented education initiatives including the Junior Achievement Foundation of British Columbia. He was also appointed in 2006 to SFU's Presidential Advisory Council on India.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,000 students annually have a choice from over 135 programs including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.
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