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.
Vanessa Young – Area A
Vanessa currently serves as an elected Area A representative on the UEL CAC. She is energetic and committed to representing all residents of the UEL. While she started out in business attending SFU studying Business Administration and Communications earning a BBA, she returned to school to study nursing to follow in her family’s footsteps in healthcare. Vanessa has worked for Vancouver Coastal Health as a Nurse Case Manager primarily in the Downtown Eastside since 2014. Serving the needs of this diverse and often marginalized community is something she is passionate about and finds very personally rewarding. She is working towards a Masters in Health Policy and Leadership from UBC.
While initially moving to UEL in 2002, she tried out the North Shore for a few years but ultimately she and her family missed the UEL and moved back in 2017. She is pleased to be back home and to be a part of this community again. Notably, there have been a few changes during the time they were away and she is pleased and humbled to be serving and advocating for the needs of this beautiful community. She looks forward to reaching out and meeting her neighbours. She feels her role in this CAC position is to represent the communities needs and concerns. She strives to do this by connecting with the community, educating herself on their issues and then working together as a group to foster change. She feels that the UEL is a special and unique place with a diverse and interconnected community and hopes that she can engage the community to collectively participate and actively engage in their future.
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 – 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.
Marg Stuart – Area B
Born in Vancouver I have known the University area as a young child, again as a student and then I purchased a home in the UEL with my family in 2000. I co-founded an international management consulting firm in 1989 where I apply my background in design, planning and strategy.
I am stepping back into an active role on the CAC because there are some things happening in the UEL that I am concerned about: the impact of Block F density on the UEL, the community centre issues, the question of where the pressure to densify the UEL is coming from. There seems to be a master plan, but the Community is not privy to it – Why? Protecting the official Community Plan and the existing land use, building and community administration By-Laws from outside interests, the UEL Governance Study.
I look forward to working with my fellow CAC members, representing Area B and the broader community of UEL residents.