Contact Information

Gin Yee, Halifax Regional School Board Member
District 3, Dartmouth Centre, Harbourview - Burnside, Dartmouth East
33 Spectacle Lake Drive
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X7
Phone - 902.463.2286, Fax - 902.484.3494
yee@ginyee.ca


Biography

Gin is a life-long resident of Dartmouth. He received his education from Mount Saint Vincent University, Dartmouth High, Bicentennial School, Notting Park, and Southdale-North Woodside. During his time at Dartmouth High School, Gin was very involved in student activities and was a member of student council. Upon graduation he was honored with a Gold "D", and was the recipient of the award for the highest participation during his three years at the school.

At Mount Saint Vincent University, Gin served in numerous positions. He was a member of the MSVU's Board of Governors, Chair of Student Council, and Managing Editor of the MSVU's student paper.

Gin's involvement in the community has included Chair of the Halifax Transit Advisory Committee and a member of the Dartmouth Youth Committee. Gin was Treasurer at Volleyball Nova Scotia and Treasurer for the Nova Scotia Volleyball Officials Association. Gin has been a member of Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Halifax and the Big Brothers Big Sisters (HRM) Foundation.

Gin has worked for several local businesses, including his family's Chinese restaurant, Mei Mee Foods on Wyse Road, Mount Saint Vincent University, and Aliant. Gin is currently employed with Visiondirect.com a Walgreens Family of Companies as IT / Telecom Manager for the last thirteen years and he is responsible for $250,000 capital budget.

Gin Yee was first elected to the Halifax Regional School Board (HRSB) in 2004 and re-elected in 2008, 2012, and 2016. He is currently the most senior Board member with HRSB, having served on the following Board committees and positions: Chair and Vice Chair of the Board, Member of the Board of Directors, NSSBA, Audit and Operations, By-Laws Chair, PPP (Priorities, Planning, Policy) Chair, Student Discipline, Student Transportation RFP (Request for Proposal), and Superintendent's Evaluation. School Board members across the province have elected Gin twice to the Executive with the Nova Scotia School Boards' Association (NSSBA) serving as Treasurer, chairing the Finance Committee. He has also served on the Associationís Resolutions Committee and Education Committee.