Former Member of Parliament James Moore, who served in the House of Commons for 15 years, has been named UNBC’s sixth Chancellor.
Not only was he a member of parliament, but the youngest in BC’s history — He was first elected in 2000 to represent Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam (then Port Moody-Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam) — at the age of 24.
He went on to serve a number of cabinet roles, including:
- Minister of Industry (2013 – 2015)
- Regional Minister for British Columbia (2011 – 2015)
- Minister of Canadian Heritage & Official Languages (2008 – 2013)
- Secretary of State – 2010 Olympics, Official Languages & the Asia Pacific Gateway (2008)
“I am humbled and honoured to be UNBC’s next Chancellor,” said Moore.
“UNBC is a great institution with a proud history and a sterling reputation today. With the recent number-one ranking in Maclean’s magazine, and a bright future on the horizon, I am looking forward to playing my part in the future successes to this fine institution.”
— James Moore (@JamesMoore_org) November 26, 2015
Moore earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UNBC in 2001, followed by a master’s from the University of Saskatchewan, and studied Business Administration at Douglas College.
He will be sworn in at the convocation ceremony in Prince George on May 27, 2016.