Roger Barnsley has devoted his career to education, administration and academic research. Most recently, he was president and vice-chancellor of Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops, retiring in 2010. In 2011, he was recognized by TRU as President Emeritus. Dr. Barnsley earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Victoria and his graduate degrees, including a PhD, from McGill University, Montreal.
Dr. Barnsley brings a wide range of interests and experience to the Island Health Board of Directors including his knowledge of policy and governance, leadership, strategic planning, budget and finance. He is an experienced board member, and has served on a number of boards including BC Automobile Association, Canadian Mental Health Association and the BC Council of Admissions and Transfers.
A Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association (1984), Dr. Barnsley is the recipient of a number of awards including: The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), The Pioneer Spirit Award from the City of Kamloops (2008), the British Columbia Community Achievement Award (2012) and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). Dr. Barnsley was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 2014 for his outstanding service to education and community service in the Province of British Columbia.
Dr. Barnsley and his wife Paula live in Parksville.
Dr. Barnsley was first appointed to the Board of Island Health on December 31, 2013. His current term expires on December 31, 2018.