Chris Freek

Director, Communications & Engagement

Chris leads strategic communications across the University of British Columbia’s Finance & Operations portfolio. Known for his warm and collaborative style, Chris helps the portfolio use communications strategies to drive operational success while strengthening UBC’s brand and reputation.

Throughout his career Chris has achieved notable success using his fluency in operations, design, systems, and technology to deliver measurable improvements in business results. Recognition has included multiple national and international awards for his work within the legal, health care, technology, and financial sectors.

Chris is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition he holds associate degrees in both Management and Marketing as well as multiple certifications in Conflict Resolution and Communications — including IABC accreditation, PROSCI Change Management Certification, IAP2 certification, and a UBC Sauder Lean Six Sigma Yellow belt.