Lynne Pomfret – Area A
Lynne and her family moved from Vancouver to the UEL in 1992. She and her husband Peter Stanley have two daughters, both educated here. The elder daughter attended UBC for her master’s degree.
Lynne, also a UBC graduate, has taught in the public school system for more than 12 years in the Surrey School district and more recently in Vancouver. Previously, she worked in sales for Xerox and co-owned an antique store in Point Grey for many years.
A keen gardener, Lynne was drawn to the UEL by its park-like setting, separation from the city, and also by its proximity to the beaches, Pacific Spirit Park and UBC’s amenities.
Kaity Arsoniadis-Stein – Area A
Kaity lives in the UEL with her two daughters and husband Jeff Stein. Both Kaity and Jeff received their degrees from UBC and love living in the UEL.
Kaity is the Executive Director of the Vancouver International Maritime Centre. An international maritime lawyer by profession, Kaity has over 15 years of experience in international trade having started her legal career in London, UK with Gard P&I Club.
Kaity is a member of the Canadian Maritime Law Association and has been President of the Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Association, Trustee of the Insurance Dispute Resolution Services of BC and Trustee of the Vancouver Maritime Museum. In 2005, Kaity was appointed by the Government of Canada as a member of the Pacific Pilotage Authority. Kaity was awarded Honourary Membership of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada and in 2012 the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal by the Governor of Canada.
Claire Huxtable CAC & ADP – Area D
Claire has lived in Area D for over 10 years with her husband and daughter. In addition to the great services on campus, her family loves running and bike riding on the trails through Pacific Spirit Park.
Both Claire and her husband completed undergraduate and graduate degrees at UBC. She is a professional forester and financial analyst. She looks forward contributing to the work of the CAC in managing growth and keeping the campus a great place to live, work and study.
Judie Glick – Area C
Judie is pleased to join the ADP and the CAC for Area C, Little Oz. Judie and her husband, Fred, built their home there in 2001. They have lived on the west side of Vancouver for over 30 years.
Judie has a BA in Humanities and a Master of Urban Planning degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, where she grew up. She worked as a planner in the City of Langley in the 1970’s. Judie and Fred started Fraser Valley Produce Juice and Salad at the Granville Island Public Market in 1979 and Judie has co-authored two cookbooks based on her work in the market. She is currently working on an illustrated food history of Vancouver. Judie also studies Sogetsu Ikebana and has been on the executive of the Vancouver Ikebana Association.
Dan Johnstone CAC – Area D
I have lived in the UEL since 2003. In that time, I have graduated with a degree in political science from UBC, worked in many of the different faculties, and enjoyed everything the UEL has to offer.
I look forward to representing Area D of the UEL as I often find that students and renters are under-represented in the governance structures of the UEL, whether it be increasing rent costs, predatory landlords, or lack of rental housing. I also look forward to tackling the often-adversarial relationship between bikes, cars, pedestrians and skateboards in the UEL by making cars the least attractive option and redistributing their disproportionately large footprint to sustainable transit.
I have a vision of the UEL as a model for the city in which we can test ideas on a small scale. These idea could include: shareable electric scooters, a free gym and permanent bike valet services.
Mojan Nozari – Area D
I am excited to be part of the Community Advisory Council as one of the members from Area D – my neighbourhood. I have lived in the UEL since 2001, and moved to Acadia Road with my husband and my son in 2005.
I have accumulated several years of experience in the architecture and development of mixed commercial/ residential high-rise complexes, community centres, libraries, etc., both in Canada and abroad. Currently, I am working with the IBI group on a major project next to BC Place.
I feel so fortunate to be living in the UEL, next to Pacific Spirit Park. Walking and jogging through its trails with my dog, makes me realise how fortunate we are to be surrounded by its beauty, and how important it is for us to take care of it and preserve it for generations to come.
I am looking forward to representing our community on the CAC.
Michael Karton CAC & ADP – Area B
Michael has been a part of the UEL community for almost 50 years as son-in-law, father and grandfather. He is a retired lawyer. He has already served one term on both the Community Advisory Council and the Advisory Design Panel.
Michael believes that this neighbourhood is among the most beautiful on earth and will do everything in his power to preserve its unique character, while at the same time encouraging sensitive and appropriate development. The issues of empty houses and derelict yards must be addressed.
He believes that the UEL should become a self-governing jurisdiction as soon as possible, an idea that has been in the works for many years but somehow fails to get traction. He will try to provide that extra push.