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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)
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“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.”

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.

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