Tamara Vrooman - How a Historian Became a CEO

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

1:30 pm, Cornett A120

Tamara Vrooman is the Chief Executive Officer of Vancity, Canada’s largest credit union, and the former Deputy Minister of Finance for British Columbia (2004-2007).  Her remarkable achievements have been recognized by numerous awards, among them the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for Outstanding Public Service (2003), Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 (2005), Women’s Executive Network: Top 100 Most Powerful Women (2008, 2009 & 2010), and the UVic Distinguished Alumni Award (2009).

Ms. Vrooman holds two History degrees from the University of Victoria, an Honours B.A. (1991) and a Master’s (1994).

The subject of her presentation will be the nature and relevance of historical training for a wide variety of career paths. There will be opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion.