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Who we are

UFV Properties Trust is a new venture launched by UFV in summer 2023 to manage under-utilized lands and real estate matters. We are doing business under the brand name Campus Communities and our initial focus will be development of lands at UFV Abbotsford campus and the Canada Education Park (CEP) campus in Chilliwack.

The property trust currently has two beneficiaries: UFV and the UFV Foundation.

The work of the property trust is managed by UFV Properties Development Corporation (the “Trustee”). The Trustee has the following board of director members and CEO:

Chief Executive Officer:

  • Gary Morrison

    Gary Morrison was appointed as the inaugural CEO of Campus Communities in September 2023. Gary builds communities and oversees the delivery of large-scale capital projects – taking plans from concept to reality. Gary brings a focus on social sustainability and is proud of UFV Properties Trust’s commitment to building intentional communities around its campuses.

    Gary has a broad background in finance, real estate development and public sector advisory. He was a Vice President of Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance from 2007 to 2010 and managed Western Canadian Real Estate matters. During the 1990s he raised over $550-million for Intrawest Corporation, financing projects at Whistler/Blackcomb and other resorts across North America. More recently Gary launched LiveWell Cohousing with the goal of professionalizing cohousing community development, and also assisted the First Nations Health Authority to plan, finance, design, and construct a new 90,000 square foot office building on Tsleil-Waututh Nation lands.

    During his career, Gary cofounded two biotechnology companies, including Pacific Pharma Technologies Inc. that was ultimately acquired by Upstream Biosciences. He has also worked on several public-private partnerships. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia and an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo. Gary enjoys spending time with his family and two active young sons.

Board of Directors:

  • Len Goerke, chairperson

    Len served on the UFV Board of Governors holding a variety of positions including Vice-Chair. He is a UFV alumni and former UFV sessional instructor. Len also served on the Justice Institute of British Columbia’s Board of Governors. He is a retired Chief Constable of the West Vancouver Police and former Deputy Chief Constable of the Abbotsford Police. He has for many years volunteered on the Board of Directors of two not for profit housing societies. Len has extensive governance experience in the public and not for profit sectors. He has a MA in Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University and completed the Executive Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University. Len is a member of the Order of Merit of Police Forces, a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, and the Police Exemplary Service medal.

  • James Marita Atebe

    James Atebe is a retired Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) specialized in governance, leadership and public administration including financial and human resources management. In addition, Mr. Atebe is experienced in strategic, land use and economic development planning and approval processes.

    Mr. Atebe also has approximately twelve (12) years of experience in municipal political leadership including six (6) years of experience as the Mayor of the City of Mission, British Columbia. Mr. Atebe’s experience also include over twenty-five years in public administration with First Nations communities and other levels of government.

    Mr. Atebe has a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography from University of Calgary, Alberta, and master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Washington, Seattle.

    Mr. Atebe has experience participating in several community organizations in varying capacities including committee memberships as well as serving as a director on several boards. Some of these organizations include the City of Mission, City of Chilliwack Community Committees, the University of the Fraser Valley, the Fraser Valley Regional District, and Lower Mainland Local Government Association Committees.

  • Sandy Blue

    Sandy Blue is President of the Abbotsford Police Foundation. Ms. Blue’s career highlights include senior roles in Marketing, Sales & Operations at TELUS; Assistant Vice President Marketing, Sponsorship and Brand at HSBC; Business Development Manager at YXX; and Manager Strategic Economic Initiatives at the City of Maple Ridge. She then served two terms as city councilor at the City of Abbotsford, two years on the Fraser Valley Regional District board, and two years on Metro Vancouver board (Parks only). Today she operates the interior design consulting firm she and her husband formed in 1997.

    Active in the community Ms. Blue has served on the Abbotsford Police Board; the Abbotsford Police Foundation; Burnaby RCMP Community Policing Committee of Council; Burnaby RCMP Victim Services; Urban Development Institute (UDI) Fraser Valley Committee; EcoFarm; Burnaby Summer Games, Coquitlam Summer Games, Abbotsford Summer Games; Canadian Women in Communications (Vice Chair); Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society; and Director Envision Financial Regional Council.

    She holds a Diploma in Administrative Management from BCIT, an Ec. D from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC), a Certificate and Diploma in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo, CEcD from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Ms. Blue also holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors / Rotman

  • Dustin Hall

    Dustin Hall, also known by his traditional name Tsah-Qua-Lait-sa, is a distinguished member of the Ts’’elxweyeqw Tribe. With an eight-year tenure at First Nations Health Authority, Dustin began his journey as the Director of Community Capital from 2019 to 2021. In his present role, he oversees Facility Operations and Maintenance management, catering to two hundred nations across the province and managing a portfolio of one hundred facilities.

    With over two decades of construction experience, Dustin’s expertise spans Project Management, Construction Management, and Development. His leadership extends beyond professional realms, as he has held a seat at his community’s leadership table for over ten years. Noteworthy accomplishments include negotiating a fire department service agreement between the City of Chilliwack and Skowkale and establishing a formal partnership with the Fraser Valley Regional District’s building department. These initiatives have significantly contributed to supporting the housing and lands department, ensuring the construction of housing and commercial buildings to the highest standards.

    Dustin’s core values, encompassing respect, culture, excellence, and fairness, are evident in his approach to both professional and community engagements. He believes in sharing his wealth of knowledge with his community, embodying a commitment to collaborative growth and development.

    Beyond his professional pursuits, Dustin values his role as a father to three boys.

  • Jackie Hogan

    Jackie Hogan currently serves as Vice-President Administration at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). Prior to this, she served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and VP Administration at UFV since 2010. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CPA-CGA, and holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree from the University of Calgary, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Heriot Watt University.

    As VP Administration, Jackie is responsible for and provides leadership to the university’s administrative support services. The portfolio includes information technology services, safety and security, campus planning, facilities management, and human resources. She also serves as a director on the board of UFV’s related entities – the UFV Properties Trust, University India Global Education (UIGE), and the UFV Foundation.

    As an administrator and leader, Jackie places value on collaboration, inclusivity, and relationships, and is known for being organized and approachable. Jackie works with a dedicated and professional team of directors and staff; the division strives to be a strategic partner to units across the university ensuring administrative services align with the mission and strategic plans of the university.

    Jackie is involved in the post-secondary sector at the provincial level and serves as the chair of the BCAIU finance committee, member of the Administrative Services Collaborative (ASC) steering committee, the Student Housing Working Group and has previously served on the board of the Post Secondary Employers Association (PSEA). She is also actively engaged in her community and currently serves as Treasurer on the board of the Abbotsford Community Foundation.

    Jackie lives in Abbotsford with her husband, Paul, and enjoys spending her free time hiking, practicing yoga, and spending time with her family.

  • Dr. Joanne MacLean

    Dr. Joanne MacLean was appointed President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley on May 1, 2018 and was reappointed for a second term ending June 30, 2028. Dr. MacLean is dedicated to leading UFV in its mission of engaging learners, transforming lives, and building community and ensuring UFV’s endeavours are guided by its values, strategic directions, and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    As an institution situated on S’olh Temexw, the traditional territory of the Stó:lō people, UFV acknowledges the contributions that Indigenous people have made – and continue to make – to our community. Dr. MacLean is committed to moving UFV forward in reconciliation and to supporting Indigenous learners and honouring Indigenous ways of knowing.

    Prior to joining UFV in 2012 as Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. MacLean held appointments at the University of Windsor and Brock University. She received a PhD from Ohio State University where she studied human resource management in sport and recreation, and administration in higher education. She holds a bachelor and a master degree from the University of New Brunswick in her hometown of Fredericton.
    Dr. MacLean is the author of two books, and over 70 peer-reviewed publications and presentations. She was named a Research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management in 2009.

  • Craig Toews

    Craig Toews is President of the Abbotsford Chamber Board and is honoured to be serving Abbotsford’s business community. Recently retired from UFV after 34 years of service, Craig brings extensive experience and a deep understanding of postsecondary with a diverse career spanning IT, Property Development and Community Engagement. Involved in a variety of initiatives throughout the Fraser Valley, Craig is passionate about community engagement and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship across the region.

    His collaborative leadership style and passion for the community culminates from working with the business community and advocating for changes that will strengthen our economy. He also serves on several boards and advocates for good governance and leadership development. “I am grateful for the amazing people I get to work with from across different sectors, with a huge appreciation for the organizations that make our community an amazing place to live, work, play and learn.

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