Janet Fraser, School Board Trustee

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Dr. Janet Fraser was first elected in 2014 and served Vancouver’s students with commitment and integrity.  As a trustee she worked hard to build and maintain good relationships with VSB stakeholders, staff, community partners and other levels of government.  Janet always made her decisions based on the best interests of students. For example, she voted not to approve the 2017/18 balanced budget, as the cuts too deeply impacted students, and she brought forward a successful motion not to sell off school sites.

Born and educated in the UK, Janet achieved BSc and PhD degrees in chemistry from the University of Bristol.  Since moving to Vancouver, she has worked as a scientist, project manager, at-home parent, program administrator and school trustee. Janet has lived in Marpole for 16 years and has three teenage children: two in Vancouver’s public schools and one attending post-secondary in BC.  She served on school PAC executives for ten years and is active in the local community.

Why is Janet a Green? - “I ran with the Greens to ensure that all of Vancouver’s children have the opportunity to thrive at school and become engaged and successful citizens.  My core value that I will bring to my role is School Trustee is that of Sustainability - of the school community, the student family, and the school infrastructure and processes. That is why I chose to run with the Green Party of Vancouver, a party whose values align with my own.”