Last month, the Campbell administration appointed BC Hydro Corp. corporate affairs senior vice-president Susan Yurkovich to the University of British Columbia's board of governors. According to the biography provided by the government's board resourcing and development office, "prior to joining BC Hydro, she spent nearly 10 years at Canfor Corporation, where she was Vice-President, Corporate Affairs. From 1990 to 1993, Susan served as an advisor to the Federal Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and the Minister of National Defense. Born and raised in British Columbia, Ms. Yurkovich holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia, and a Diploma in International Business from Erasmus University, Netherlands. She is a Director of the VGH/UBC Hospital Foundation and the General Insurance OmbudService of Canada." Period. In other words, the fact Ms. Yurkovich was also a member of the provincial Liberal's central campaign committee is not an important part of her biography. Full stop.
August 10, 2007