Dr. Jane Jae Kyung Shin

Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Jane has been dedicated to community and public service since youth. She is currently the Vice President of Students & Community Development at Vancouver Community College. In this role she works to advance access, inclusion, representation and opportunity for all students, especially those most marginalized and facing multiple barriers. Previously the youngest woman in BC’s 40th Parliament and first Canadian of Korean descent in Canada to be elected as a Member of Legislative Assembly, Jane worked tirelessly for many issues but most notably in support of racialized and equity seeking groups. She is natural at bringing together communities to engage in meaningful dialogues and initiatives that impact and transform the society.


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My family and I consider ourselves to be beneficiaries of the generosity of our neighbours and society. It is humbling and inspiring to be amongst such a wonderful cohort of British Columbians who believe in volunteerism and philanthropy that build communities and touch lives. In a world seemingly full of negative press and fake news, it is vital for us perhaps now, more than ever, to shine the light on all the good that is and happens every day all around us.