Re-Elect Michael Janz Public School Trustee Ward F
- Edmonton Public School Board Chair and Vice-Chair and two-term public school trustee.
- Manager with Boys and Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters Edmonton.
- Marketing Director for the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues.
- Masters in Education Policy Studies from the University of Alberta.
- Avenue Magazine 2012 “Top 40 Under 40”, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) and voted "Edmonton's Best School Trustee" in VUE Magazine
- President of the University of Alberta Students’ Union.
- Member of the University of Alberta Board of Governors.
- Six year Trustee, Edmonton Public Library Board.
- Faculty of Arts Representative on the University of Alberta Alumni Association.
Michael has championed:
- New school construction, including elementary, junior high and high schools.
- Financial literacy and post-secondary transitions.
- Improving academic achievement and high school completion rates.
- Focusing education spending on the classroom in support of teachers and school staff.
- Learn more about 2017 election issues and provide your feedback to our education survey
Election day is October 16th, 2017. For the next three months Michael will be continuing to attend community and school events, knocking on doors, putting up lawn signs, and distributing election material. Please take a moment to let Michael know what issues are important to you and your family so he can continue to advocate on your behalf.
Please support our campaign by hosting a lawn sign, making a donation or volunteering: michaeljanz.ca/volunteer
The New City by John Lorinc: How the Crisis of Canada’s Cities is Reshaping Our Nation I picked up THE NEW CITY by John Lorinc about two years ago and I still find myself referencing it once or twice a month. So many fantastic books on urban and city policy are American in scope, but this book examines everything through a uniquely Canadian lens. From aging populations to immigrants to crime to transportation issues to productivity– you name it– Lorinc touches on all of the pressure points affecting our communities and makes a convincing case that the future of our nation sinks or swims with our large urban centers. I was immediately magnitized to his focus on LEARNING CITIES and the important role that public education plays in building strong cities. His LEARNING CITIES chapter gives an excellent synopsis of pressures facing public education– English language learners, school closures, growing urban aboriginal populations, lack of local control of funding, and much more. His writing is as enjoyable to read as it is informative...read moreSouthwest Edmonton Needs New Public Elementary, Junior and High Schools Since I was first elected school trustee in 2010, advocating for the construction of new K-9 and High Schools— especially for the Southwest— has been a top priority. However, the responsibility for allocating new schools falls solely in the hands of the Provincial Government — not the school board or the city council. This has been the case since 1994, and it is important for you to know the board of trustees are exhausting every single opportunity advocate for new schools, and to make sure public school families get their fair share. Edmonton Public school families are competing for their fair share of school construction money against not only against Calgary and other rural Alberta communities but publicly-funded Catholic and Francophone schools as well. Your voice can help....read more