Ms. Catherine A. J. Evans

Catherine Evans

Chancellor, Board of Governors

Biography

Catherine Evans was elected Park Board Commissioner in Vancouver from 2014-2018; was chair of the Vancouver Public Library from 2011 to 2014, and has held a variety of policy and management roles in the governments of both British Columbia and Ontario.

Ms. Evans has contributed her skills and knowledge to the private sector as well – as a lawyer, a consultant, and as co-owner of Ethos Strategy Group – a communications and public relations firm based in Vancouver.

Catherine received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Dalhousie University, an M.Div. from Emmanuel College at the Toronto School of Theology, and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School. She completed additional graduate studies in dispute resolution at the Harvard Program on Negotiation, and coursework in conflict resolution at the Justice Institute of BC. She is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Ms. Evans has a long history of voluntary board service including the BC Society of Landscape Architects, BC Society for Public Education, Vancouver Public Library and Library Foundation, Canadian Women Voter Congress, Westcoast LEAF, and Homes First Society among others. She attends Pacific Spirit United Church where she is an active member of the congregation.