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, Co-Chair

Anna Lawrence – Faculty of Management graduate student, MABRRI

Arlin Sansome – Instructor, Trades and Technology

Craig Evans – Work Site Trainer, WEST Program

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 Bready – undergrad student


Margot Croft, Admin Support


The first report will be available for review in May

Related Groups

Engagement & Dialogue Working Group Impact Working Group Environmental Scan Working Group Internal Risk & Adaptation Working Group

Questions? Comments? Email us at sustainability@viu.ca