About

Board of Governors

Board of Governors 2019-2020
(effective July 1, 2019)

The Board and its membership have three core responsibilities:

  • To preserve the Vision, Mission and Values of the School and to ensure that all aspects of the School arise from them through sound policy governance;
  • To ensure financial planning and management which focuses on, protects and helps create SJR’s future; and
  • To support, evaluate, and nurture the Head of School.

Contact

Ms. Rose Sawatzky
Executive Assistant to the Head of School/Admin. Services Manager
rsawatzky@sjr.mb.ca
204.477.2402

Board Chair

Mr. Danny Wright ’95



Officers

Mr. Danny Wright ’95 – Board Chair
Mr. Andrew Thompson ’87 – Vice-Chair
Mr. Greg Fettes ’95 – Past Board Chair
Mr. Dennis Stewner - Honorary Treasurer
Dr. Tracie Afifi - Executive Secretary



Board Members

Dr. Tracie Afifi
Dr. Rakesh Arora
Mr. Hardev Bains ’81
Dr. Elena Bykova ’06
Mr. Tom De Nardi
Dr. Dilantha Fernando
Dr. Greg Harding ’91
Mr. Gregg Maidment
Dr. Renee Phipps-Owusu
Mrs. Maria Pewarchuk
Mr. Gordon Pollard
Mrs. Leney Richardson
Mr. Dennis Stewner
Mr. Andrew Thompson ’87
Mrs. Brenda Tobac



Ex Officio

Mr. Trevor Clay ’01 - SJRAA Representative
Mrs. Nancy Steiman - SJRPA Representative
Mr. Ross Dunlop - SJR Foundation Board Chair
Mr. Jim Keefe - Head of School



St. John's-Ravenscourt

400 South Drive
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R3T 3K5 - VIEW MAP
SJR is proud to be accredited and affiliated with several local, national and international educational organizations.
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.