Beedie professor elected to Vancouver School Board
Oct 23, 2017
Judy Zaichkowsky, University Professor of Marketing at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, has won election to the Vancouver School Board. Zaichkowsky, representing the Green Party, secured a seat on the nine-strong board at Vancouver’s byelection on October 14, 2017, after receiving the second highest number of votes among the 19 candidates. Zaichkowsky received 23,383 votes, representing 7.14% of total votes cast.
“This foray into politics was a very gratifying experience, as I got to connect with many friends and ex-students,” says Zaichkowsky.
“They gave me their support through voting, donating, email, or by canvassing with me. It was a joy to see them and hear from them. My reaction to being elected was one of great responsibility and thinking about how I will manage my time. There is a lot to learn in a new position and I look forward the process. I see it as an opportunity to give back to the system that produced me.”
The other newly-elected members of the board are: Janet Fraser and Estrellita Gonzalez for the Green Party; Fraser Ballantyne and Lisa Dominato for the NPA; Joy Alexander, Ken Clement and Allan Wong of Vision Vancouver; and Carrie Bercic for OneCity.