NICK FACEY (NORTH ISLAND) - BIOGRAPHY
Born in Powell River, Nick Facey graduated from high school in Campbell River and went on to earned a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Victoria. At the University of Victoria, Facey worked as a co-op engineer at Elk Falls Pulp & Paper.
In 2008, Facey was accepted directly into SFU’s PhD program at the Beedie School of Business. He earned certification in university teaching, completed all of the course requirements for his doctorate in business, has been published in academic journals, and has lectured classes at SFU.
Facey has a strong understanding of economics and an expert level comprehension of statistics. Facey has a strong appreciation for the importance of positive relationships, including the value of a cohesive team. Facey brings a unique skill set to help address concerns brought forward by those from the North Island.
Facey loved growing up on the North Island – an experience which impressed upon him the importance of keeping the North Island a place that young people seek out to raise their families. His Grandfather, Bud Facey, first visited the North Island in the mid 1930’s as a logger, and Nick’s own father worked in the resource industries in the area for more than 30 years.
Moving forward, Facey wants to focus his efforts on supporting economic growth, making use of the region’s many resources, and finding ways to make life more affordable for families.