Janet Fraser - School Board Trustee
Janet Fraser was first elected to the Vancouver School Board in 2014 and has served Vancouver’s students with commitment and integrity. As a trustee, Janet always makes her decisions based on the best interests of students.
She has sought re-election to actively contribute to the implementation of the new VSB Education Plan, which focuses on three goals: student achievement, including physical and mental well-being and fostering a sense of belonging; equity; and advancing the district's Reconciliation journey. Her vision is that every student should graduate with dignity, a sense of purpose, and real options before them.
Janet has been re-elected three times, topping the polls in 2017 and 2018. She served as Chair of the Vancouver School Board from 2018 to 2022. She is also honoured to be a member of the BC School Trustees Association’s Indigenous Education Committee.
Born and educated in the UK, Janet has 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. She is on a Reconciliation learning journey on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Janet lives in and loves Marpole where she is active in the community. Her three children attended local VSB schools and are now post-secondary students.