He’s a familiar face to CHEK News viewers, and now the University of Victoria’s Michael J. Prince will be taking on a new challenge.
The Lansdowne professor of social policy has been appointed as the new chair of Community Living British Columbia by the Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson.
“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Prince to the CLBC Board,” said Simpson.
“He brings a wealth of knowledge, decades of experience, and a commitment to improving policies for people with disabilities.”
The CLBC was created in 2005 to support services for people with disabilities.
Prince joined the University of Victoria in 1987, and served as associate dean, and then as dean, of the faculty of human and social development from 1997 to 2005.
He has also served as a member of the social policy committee of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, and is a recipient of the President’s Award from the Canadian Association of Community Living.
Prince begins his three-year term as board chair on July 1st. He replaces Tom Christensen.
The board of directors oversees CLBC‘s operations within the overall policy, mandate and budget set by the provincial government.