Kwantlen Board of Governors Announces Three Re-appointed Board Members

Sun, Jun 19, 2011



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Kwantlen Board of Governors Announces Three Re-appointed Board Members

METRO VANCOUVER, BC – (June 20, 2011) – Kwantlen Polytechnic University Board of Governors is pleased to announce the re-appointment of three board members to their board of governors. Yuri Fulmer, Amrik S. Virk and John Gordon Schoberg have been re-appointed by the provincial government to sit on the board as community members. Fulmer and Virk will sit until July 31, 2013. Schoberg will sit until July 31, 2014.

Fulmer was first appointed to the Kwantlen Board of Governors on September 16, 2009. Over the past 10 years he has built his company FDC Brands into the country's largest privately held food and beverage business. His company has twice been identified by Profit 100 as one of Canada's fastest growing private companies. In addition to leading his own company, Fulmer has also devoted significant chunks of his time to the community, serving as General Campaign Chair for the United Way in 2008 and Board Chair of the United Way of the Lower Mainland. He is currently director of the Vancouver Foundation, Vice Chair of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver as well as the Vice Chair of the Vancouver Opera.

Virk joined the board on July 31, 2008. He is an inspector with the Langley detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and had past postings in Alberta and Surrey. In the past he has served as a Director of Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation, an advisory panel with the Community Outreach Advisory Board of the Surrey campus of Simon Fraser University and is a director of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement and Diversity Network. Virk holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from SFU.

Schoberg was first appointed to the Kwantlen Board of Governors on July 31, 2008. He has spent the past three decades of his career working with BC Hydro and Terasen Gas designing electric and natural gas infrastructure and improving supply chain management. More recently, as Director of Environment, Health and Safety he is leading efforts to improve the sustainability and safety surrounding Terasen Gas' operations. Schoberg has made Surrey his home since 1996.

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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