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Langara College Board of Governors appoints Yusuf Varachia as Acting President and CEO

The Langara College Board of Governors is pleased to appoint Vice-President External Yusuf Varachia as Acting President and CEO effective November 27, 2021.

Yusuf joined Langara College on February 3, 2020, bringing over 15 years of experience working in the Canadian educational sector. Prior to joining Langara, he was the Director, Global Engagement at Simon Fraser University (SFU). In that position, he supported the promotion and enhancement of SFU’s profile domestically and internationally through the strategic management of SFU’s international partnerships, international visitors, and local diplomatic corps. He also has extensive experience managing domestic and international student recruitment at SFU.

Before joining SFU, Yusuf worked in Student Services at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Prior to moving to Vancouver, he was a teacher for the Toronto District School Board. Throughout his career, Yusuf has developed programs designed to recruit
and retain diverse student populations and has worked to ensure that they are represented within educational institutions. He has a proven track record of working across multiple stakeholders that include students, faculty, alumni, industry, government and others in order to create innovative programming and strengthen communities.

Yusuf holds a Master of Arts degree with a focus on Indigeneity, diversity, and social equity from Simon Fraser University, a Bachelor of Education degree from OISE/University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University.

“I want to thank Lane for his many years of service to Langara, and Yusuf for agreeing to step into the Acting role. They will work closely together over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition,” said Michal Jaworski, Chair, Langara Board of Governors.

The Langara College Board of Governors is pleased to appoint Vice-President External Yusuf Varachia as Acting President and CEO effective November 27, 2021.

Yusuf joined Langara College on February 3, 2020, bringing over 15 years of experience working in the Canadian educational sector. Prior to joining Langara, he was the Director, Global Engagement at Simon Fraser University (SFU). In that position, he supported the promotion and enhancement of SFU’s profile domestically and internationally through the strategic management of SFU’s international partnerships, international visitors, and local diplomatic corps. He also has extensive experience managing domestic and international student recruitment at SFU.

Before joining SFU, Yusuf worked in Student Services at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Prior to moving to Vancouver, he was a teacher for the Toronto District School Board. Throughout his career, Yusuf has developed programs designed to recruit and retain diverse student populations and has worked to ensure that they are represented within educational institutions. He has a proven track record of working across multiple stakeholders that include students, faculty, alumni, industry, government and others in order to create innovative programming and strengthen communities.

Yusuf holds a Master of Arts degree with a focus on Indigeneity, diversity, and social equity from Simon Fraser University, a Bachelor of Education degree from OISE/University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University.

“I want to thank Lane for his many years of service to Langara, and Yusuf for agreeing to step into the Acting role. They will work closely together over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition,” said Michal Jaworski, Chair, Langara Board of Governors.