With the opening of the new MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver planned for Fall 2021, we’re pleased to welcome a new Chair and Vice Chair to the North Vancouver Museum & Archives Commission (NVMAC).
Please join us in welcoming Dee Dhaliwal and Jason Milne to the team! Here’s a little bit about them and their work in the community.
Dee Dhaliwal, Chair
Dee is a publishing professional with over 30 years’ experience in print and digital media. She is well known for her years at the North Shore News and as GM/Publisher of Western Media Group – where she led Western Living and Vancouver Magazine as well as The Restaurant Awards, Designers of the Year, Power50 and other signature events. Prior to that – at Glacier Media she served as Publisher of the Vancouver Courier, The Westender, VITA and VitaminDaily.com.
Her contributions to the community have benefitted the Boards of Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, Vancouver Community College, Private Careers Training Institute (PICTIA), BC Chamber of Commerce, Mulgrave School, Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation, MONOVA and many others.
She was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for Community Service.
“Museums are in a generational moment of transition at the very same time that society is at a moment of reckoning with it’s past,” added Dee. “MONOVA is uniquely positioned to contribute to some of the deeply important work required by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and to present locals and tourists with meaningful, dynamic and community strengthening programming. North Vancouver has been providing excellent Museum and Archives services for decades now, and I want to do my part to make MONOVA something we can all be proud of.”
In her capacity as Chair, Dee will be a member of the Governance Committee.
Jason Milne, Vice Chair
Jason Milne is the founder of Koru ESG, an independent environmental, social, and governance (ESG) consulting firm providing advice and support to investors and issuers on material ESG issues. He has more than 25 years experience in the investment industry in Canada, and has specialized in ESG, corporate governance, and responsible investment for over 20 years.
Since leaving his role at RBC Global Asset Management in 2019, Jason has been working in ESG consulting. He was with RBC GAM (and Phillips, Hager & North prior to the merger with RBC GAM) for 19 years where his responsibilities included ESG integration, corporate governance and proxy voting, and socially responsible investing.
Jason also served as a board member of the Responsible Investment Association of Canada (RIA), including four years as Chair.
He is a CFA® charterholder, holds a CPA, CGA designation, a BComm (Economics) from the University of Otago in New Zealand, and is a SASB Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) credential holder.
As a New Zealander, Jason is sensitive to the benefits of involvement and inclusion of New Zealand’s Maori population in government and education, and looks forward to supporting similar work here at MONOVA.
“I am pleased to be able to support MONOVA in this exciting new phase for the organization,” noted Jason. “MONOVA plays an important role in the vibrant community and culture we enjoy here in North Vancouver, and I’m looking forward to being a key part of that.”
In his capacity as Vice Chair, Jason will serve as the Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the newly formed Strategic Committee.
Please join us in welcoming Dee and Jason to the team!
About North Vancouver Museum & Archives Commission
The NVMAC is the legal governing authority for MONOVA. Members of the Commission act in a position of trust for the community and are responsible for the effective governance and strategic direction of the organization. MONOVA is a bi-municipal agency and the City and District of North Vancouver each appoints four municipal residents and one municipal councillor to serve as Commissioners. The Friends of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives Society, a registered charity which promotes and raises funds for MONOVA, may appoint one member, for a total of 11 Commissioners.
The NVMAC has the duty to plan for, develop, and conduct museum and archives programs for people of all ages and differing intents in the City and the District of North Vancouver.
We rely on contributions, monthly or one-time gifts, to help MONOVA safeguard and expand our community’s archival and museum collections, build learning experiences and inspire future generations.
Donations are accepted through the Friends of the North Vancouver Museum & Archives Society, Registered Charity No. 89031 1772 RR0001.
We respectfully acknowledge that MONOVA: Museum and Archives of North Vancouver is located on the traditional lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, whose ancestors have lived here for countless generations. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work and learn with them on unceded Coast Salish Territory.