Rita Wong: Why can’t we elect B.C. university chancellors?

The current provincial government seems too cautious to make more progressive appointments, but someone needs to explain why Libby Davies, who has the respect and support of the vast majority of East Van where Emily Carr’s campus is now located and who I would gladly nominate for chancellor, would be overlooked from playing a role in collegial governance at Emily Carr, whereas the impending renewal of former B.C. attorney general Geoff Plant as chancellor would slide by without comment. Until now.