Jerry Chen is the Associate Vice President, Human Resources (Communities of Expertise) at UBC. Jerry took on this role in September 2021 to provide oversight, strategic direction and leadership to his talent development & engagement, talent acquisition, total rewards, and health & wellbeing teams.
Prior to UBC, Jerry worked for Pacific Blue Cross for over four years leading the organization’s Human Resources strategy as it relates to talent acquisition, total rewards, labour relations, ability management, HR systems and analytics. He served on a number of governance committees: risk management, privacy council, pension, project prioritization, workforce management, and senior leadership. He has also worked for global and national companies, unionized workplaces and start-ups during his 20 plus year career in Human Resources.
Jerry serves as a member of UBC’s Staff Pension Plan Board and he serves in his community as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Burnaby Family Life.