Janet Fraser, candidate for Vancouver School Board
Bio: Janet Fraser was born in the UK and attended the University of Bristol, achieving B.Sc. and Ph.D. chemistry degrees. In 1993 she moved to Vancouver where she married her husband Gregg, welcomed three children into their family, became a Canadian citizen and a Marpole homeowner. She has worked as a scientist and project manager in the pharmaceutical biotech industry for 10 years, and has been an at-home parent for 10 years.
Fraser is currently the PAC Co-Chair at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary School, and over the last 10 years has been the Co-Chair or Chair at Laurier or Laurier Annex. In Marpole she has been active in neighbourhood development issues, co-founding Marpole Matters and engaging in the City’s Marpole Plan. Fraser’s two daughters play hockey, and she is a Hockey Canada Safety Person with the Vancouver Angels. She has also been a soccer team parent and a baseball assistant coach.
Why is Janet running for School Board with the Green Party of Vancouver? - “I am seeking the Green Party nomination to run as a school board trustee in order 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 have chosen to run with the Green Party of Vancouver, a party whose values align with my own.”