Janice Varzari (‘BN ’90, MEd ’02)
“To shine, to me, means to be committed to a cause, be engaged with like-minded individuals and to see that my time and abilities are making a positive difference.
A two-time U of L alumna, a U of L mom, Alumni Honour Society inductee and an active Board and Senate member, Janice Varzari (BN ’90, MEd ’02) is no stranger to convocation. That being said, the Spring 2015 Convocation held special meaning to Janice — and to the University of Lethbridge.
On May 28, 2015, Janice was officially installed as the U of L’s 13th chancellor. She is the first U of L graduate to hold the position in the institution’s near 50-year history. “To be installed as chancellor, and then sit there and look at this sea of students in their gowns, was a surreal and emotional experience,” she says. “I was, and still feel, so absolutely honoured.”
As the University’s primary ambassador to the community, Janice will lead the Senate and its more than 60 delegates as the University prepares for its next 50 years.