Charles Jago, C.M.
Past Board Chair, Northern Health
Prince George, BC
Dr. Charles Jago was president of the University of Northern BC from 1995 to 2006. During his tenure, he provided leadership in the establishment of the Northern Medical Program, which was expressly designed to address the shortage of doctors in rural British Columbia. Dr. Jago has been actively involved in many northern economic development initiatives and championed the development of educational partnerships and programs for First Nations groups in northern B.C.
Dr. Jago received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2003, was named to the Order of Canada in 2004 for his 25 years of outstanding achievement and service to education, and received the Order of British Columbia in 2013. He chaired the Board of the Fraser Basin Council from 2006 to 2014 and the Board of the British Columbia Northern Health Authority from 2007 to 2017. His other board appointments include Partnerships B.C., 2010 Legacies Now, Canfor Pulp Products Ltd., and Initiatives Prince George. He is currently Board Chair of Sinclar Forest Products Inc. Dr. Jago received his BA in Honours English and History from the University of Western Ontario. He graduated as the Honours gold medalist from Huron College with a Commonwealth Scholarship to undertake graduate studies at Cambridge University in Britain. Dr Jago graduated from Cambridge with a PhD in History in 1969.