Steve Cardwell, Ph. D.
Associate Vice President — Academic, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Dr. Steve Cardwell has recently been appointed as Associate Vice President – Academic at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). Steve has been an educator for over 37 years. He began his career teaching senior high school science and biology. During the past two and half years, Steve has served as Professor of Teaching in the Department of Educational Administration and Leadership at UBC. Prior to this, he was the Superintendent/CEO with the Vancouver School District and previously Superintendent in the Delta School District. He holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership (SFU) and an MA and BSc from UBC.
Steve has been a leader throughout his career including serving as President of the BC School Superintendents’ Association (BCSSA). He is a Director on the Science World Board, a member of the BC Technology Education Careers Council, serves on the Canadian Education Association Council and Editorial Board, and is a trustee on the Board for Learning Forward. Steve is also a Scholar-Practitioner with the Education University of Hong Kong.
Steve was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 for his outstanding service to public education. In 2015, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the BCSSA for his long contributions to the field. In 2015, he was selected as one of UBC Faculty of Education’s 100 Alumni.