Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.38
Liaison Jennifer Martel
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of the Fraser Valley
PA-9: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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Does the institution have a formally established and active committee on investor responsibility (CIR) or equivalent body?:

The charter or mission statement of the CIR or other body which reflects social and environmental concerns or a brief description of how the CIR is tasked to address social and environmental concerns:

The Board of Governors of the university has the responsibility under the University Act to administer funds and make investments. The Finance & Audit Committee of the Board meets with the Investment Manager and reviews investment mandate, portfolio performance and responsible investing actions.


Does the CIR include academic staff representation?:

Does the CIR include non-academic staff representation?:

Does the CIR include student representation?:

Members of the CIR, including affiliations and role:

John Pankratz, Chair
John Pankratz is a Partner with Grant Thornton LLP Chartered Professional Accountants working out of the firm’s Abbotsford office.

Adam Van Steinburg, Vice-Chair
Adam Van Steinburg is the International Representative for First District Canada of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).

Bailey Savage
Bailey Savage is an Associate with Kane Shannon Weiler LLP.

Connie Swan
Connie is from the N’lakapamux Nation. She is currently employed with New Westminster Schools as the Aboriginal Education Coordinator.

Cristen Gleeson
Cristen Gleeson is a Managing Partner with Baker Newby LLP.

Fran Vanderpol
Fran Vanderpol is the Chair of The Oikodome Foundation, a family foundation she and her husband Pieter founded more than 25 years ago and operate together with their children.

Jinder Sarowa
Jinder Sarowa is currently Principal at R.E. Mountain Secondary School in Langley.

Maxine Bouthot
Maxine Bouthot is a Branch Manager with Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, in Chilliwack.

Dr. Christine Slavik
Dr. Christine Slavik is Department Head and an Associate Professor in the Child, Youth, and Family Studies Department at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Dr. Shelley Canning
Dr. Shelley Canning is an Associate Professor in Nursing at the University of the Fraser Valley and a research associate with UFV’s Centre for Education and Research on Ageing (CERA) and the Health and Social Innovation Hub (CHASI).

Pierce Stoeckly
Pierce Stoeckly has worked at UFV since 2001 as a Program Technician in all trades program areas, and he earned his Automotive Service Technician Red Seal Journeyman designation from UCFV.

Manveer Jhamat
Manveer Jhamat is in his fourth year of the Bachelor of Science program with a major in biology. He is a student representative for UFV’s Science Faculty Council and a member of the Super Science Club program.

Naman Tachilote
Naman Tachilote is in his third year of UFV’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree program. His financial knowledge and community involvement are assets he brings to the board.

Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:

Approved updated Investment Policy speaking to Responsible Investing and ESG. Updated Investment Policy Statement with Investment Manager.

Website URL where information about the institution’s committee on investor responsibility is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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