Jane Shin was elected as the MLA for Burnaby-Lougheed in May 2013.
Jane currently serves as the Opposition Spokesperson for Small Business and Deputy Spokesperson for Trade and Multiculturalism, and on the Select Standing Committee on Health. She was previously appointed Deputy Opposition Spokesperson for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Immigration and Intergovernmental Relations, and served on the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services.
Jane was born in South Korea and immigrated to Canada when she was 11 years old. She has been actively involved in community service from a young age, volunteering for organizations such as Canadian Red Cross Society and the Multicultural Society of B.C. She was recognized by the City of Surrey and BCTV for her work. She is the first Canadian of Korean descent elected to the provincial legislature in B.C.
Jane is an educator and entrepreneur with strong ties in the medical and business communities. She studied Cell Biology & Genetics at University of British Columbia and holds a medical doctorate degree from Spartan Health Sciences University in St. Lucia. She taught at Vancouver Community College, West Coast College of Massage Therapy, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology, where she also served as the Head of Department in Health Care Management.
Jane is an avid fisher and environmentalist, and lives in Burnaby with her dog.