President's Task Force on Climate Action and Sustainability

This Task Force and Working Groups have been established to assist in providing advice to the president and senior leadership on climate action and sustainability direction, plans, policies, and reports.

Task Force

Building on information gathered from its working groups, the task force will report its progress to the VIU community twice yearly and provide updates to the President in May, August, and December 2022.

You are invited to review the Task Force Terms of Reference.

Task Force Membership

  • Co-Chair, Nicole Vaugeois, AVP SRCA, Co-Chair
  • Co-Chair, Richard Lewis, AVP Facilities & Ancillary Services, Co-Chair
  • Anna Lawrence, Faculty of Management graduate student, MABRRI
  • Dan Baker, Professor and Co-Chair, Fish and Aquaculture
  • Elizabeth Brimbacombe, Dean, Social Science
  • Eve Stringham, Dean, Science
  • Finn Meyer Cook, Professor, Social Work
  • Geraldine Manson, Elder and Indigenous Knowledge Liaison
  • Michele Patterson, Professor, Geography
  • Nadine Cruickshanks, Professor, Education
  • Rob Okashimo, Director of Enterprise Risk Management
  • Sierra De Buysscher-Nailor , undergrad student
  • Margot Croft, Admin Support


Task Force on Climate Action and Sustainability Report 1

VIU's Position Statement on Climate Action and Sustainability

Related Groups

Questions? Comments?

Email us at Sustainability@viu.ca