Former Federal Cabinet Minister Named New Chancellor of UNBC
Prince George, B.C.- James Moore, a graduate of UNBC who made his way into the Federal political realm, has been selected to be the new Chancellor for the University of Northern B.C.Moore was first elected to the House of Commons in 2000, at the age of 24. He served as an MP for 15 years and held numerous Cabinet posts before bowing out of politics prior to the most recent election.
“I am humbled and honoured to be UNBC’s next Chancellor,” said Moore. “UNBC is a great institution with a proud history and a sterling reputation today. With the recent number-one ranking in Maclean’s magazine, and a bright future on the horizon, I am looking forward to playing my part in the future successes to this fine institution.”
The Chancellor is the ceremonial head of the University. Moore will be the 6th Chancellor for UNBC his predecessors being, Iona V. Campagnolo, K. George Pedersen, Peter J.G. Bentley, Alex C. Michalos, and John MacDonald.
He will be sworn in at the convocation ceremony in Prince George on May 27, 2016.