Dr. Janet Fraser was first elected in 2014 and served Vancouver’s students with commitment and integrity. Following the dismissal of the entire School Board by the former Minister of Education in 2016, Janet was re-elected in the 2017 School Board by-election, topping the polls. She currently serves as Chair of the Vancouver School Board.
As a trustee and Chair of the School Board, Janet has 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 2016/17 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 17 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.