Minister of State for Trade

Honourable George Chow

Born in China, George Chow completed primary school in Hong Kong and settled in Vancouver in 1965. George grew up in the Downtown Eastside and attended Britannia and Gladstone Secondary Schools. He graduated from UBC in mechanical engineering in 1975 and had a 30- year career with BC Hydro in power generation.

George served two terms on Vancouver City Council from 2005 to 2011.

George is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, and a Fellow of Engineers Canada.

He also served on many community organizations as a volunteer including: the Urban Spirit Foundation, board of the Vancouver Public Library, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver, Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC, Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver, Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., and various family associations.

He was actively involved with the building of the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver’s Chinatown during the 1970s and 1980s.

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