When it comes to Vancouver’s education system, diplomacy, mediation and leadership are vital. Rob McDowell is someone who possesses these qualities and his background is a testament to that.
For many years, Rob worked as a diplomat representing Canada overseas. Since returning home, he’s worked as a mediator and adjudicator, an international education consultant, and a promoter and supporter of the arts.
Rob is passionate about education. He’s adamant the school board be truly non-partisan with a focus on putting the needs of students before politics. If elected, his mediation and diplomatic skills will ensure that steady, strong and effective leadership returns to the governance of the VSB.
Rob has been appointed twice to the City of Vancouver’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee, and he will stand up to bullying, at any level, in the Vancouver educational system.
Rob resides in Yaletown with his partner.