2020/2021 Board of Directors installation
Jun 30, 2020 12:00 PM
Dr. Mark Evered
2020/2021 Board of Directors installation


Dr. Mark Evered: President Emeritus & Vice-Chancellor (retired), University of the Fraser Valley


Mark holds a B.Sc. in biology (McMaster University) and a Ph.D. in medical physiology (University of Western Ontario).  He has held teaching, research and administrative positions at universities in three provinces and three countries, including Cambridge University (as a Fellow of the Canadian Medical Research Council), the University of Western Ontario, the University of Saskatchewan, the Howard Florey Research Institute of the University of Melbourne, and Thompson Rivers University.  He served as the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley from 2009 to 2017.


Dr. Evered has won a number of teaching awards for his work with undergraduate and post- graduate students in science, medicine and other health science disciplines, and he has supervised the training of a number of M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.  His and his students’ research in neurophysiology, body fluids and cardiovascular regulation has been published in national and international journals, including Science and Nature, and presented at numerous conferences and symposia world-wide.


Dr. Evered is past chair of the British Columbia Association of Institutes and Universities.  He also served for 7 years on the Governance Committee of Universities Canada.  Other professional service includes terms as chair of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (Canada’s national animal research ethics body); as chair of the Admissions and Student Affairs Committee of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges; as vice-chair of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan as well as its board vice-chair  and chair of its Research Advisory Committee; and service on many other university, community and government committees, boards and panels on research, education, economic, and community development. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Abbotsford Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society.


In addition to various teaching awards, Mark has received the Paul Harris Fellowship from the Rotary Club of Abbotsford, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and an Honorary Presidency from Xi’an Fanyi University, Shaanxi Provence, China. At his retirement, the Board of Governors awarded him President Emeritus; the UFV Student Union Society named its Great Hall after Dr. Evered and his wife Maureen; and the Stó:lō people of the Fraser Valley honoured him with a Halqemeylem name, Al’aliyatel.