In my IDC role, I worked on a variety of projects that ranged from supporting the design and development of course materials, curriculum reviews, program proposals, and program reviews, as well as facilitating faculty and staff professional development through Instructional Skills Workshops and other PD initiatives.
Working with so many people who genuinely care about the work they do, which ultimately helps our students.
When I started in post-secondary, I thought that it would be great to have a career of being a professional student in that I could continuously learn about anything of interest. However, I did know that it would be a financial disaster and one needs to contribute to society. So, when I retire, I would take courses on or research topics of interest, such as anthropology, cultural differences, and astronomy.
The flexibility to be able to make a meaningful contribution and have a great career; having been able to take on new opportunities and grow without having to jump from one institution to another.
How to fall asleep instantly on an airplane.
My students! They keep me focused on what matters most at BCIT – helping young people launch meaningful and rewarding careers.
Take my guitar playing to the next level so that I can fulfill my destiny of rock stardom.
Helping to build BCIT to be ready to meet that future and help our student to excel.
I’d love to learn to do a spacewalk outside the International Space Station.
BCIT students are amazing: their passion and work ethic and intelligence never cease to inspire me (my fellow faculty and colleagues at BCIT are great too).
I speak “ok” Italian, but I would love to be more fluent – ah, for some more time to practice, preferably in Roma.
Paul's time at BCIT has made him aware of the the many positive things about working for the college. First among these is meeting the wonderful group of people who dedicate so much of the time to share their knowledge and experience with their students. His main focus as an FSA Board Member is to promote fair compensation for hours worked, greater support from both BCIT and the FSA, and real job security for PTS members. He continues to call upon all PTS members to come together in a united voice in order to foster change for the better.
Holly believes knowledge and expertise deserve to be shared and is passionate about helping her students succeed. In addition to her role as a part-time studies instructor in the Technical Writing program, Holly is a partner in a professional communications firm. She also serves on a number of non-profit boards bringing communications and board governance expertise.
Holly was elected to the FSA board in 2019. She is eager to ensure BCIT provides a safe and fair learning environment for all students and instructors at BCIT, particularly those in part-time studies.
Jude is passionate about human rights and education. Her current volunteer work represents a fusion of these two interests: she is currently a founding board member of Dignity Seniors’ Society and volunteer with Rainbow Refugee Society.
Prior to joining the FSA, Heather spent 1.5 years in Costa Rica, studying international human rights law and Spanish, and working at the Centre for Justice and International Law in San José, where she did legal advocacy as a member of the Mexico litigation team. In particular, she worked on the submissions of victims of human rights violations in cases before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
George earned a law degree from the University of Alberta, receiving the Alberta Labour Relations Board prize, and was called to the bar of Ontario. Previously, he earned a B.Sc. (Hons.) in physics from the same university.
While articling for a boutique labour and employment law firm, George was an activist with the Council of Canadian’s Ottawa chapter, and later became the Council’s head of human resources. In the past, George has written freelance articles, mostly in the area of labour law and labour relations, for publishers such as Canada Law Book, Lancaster House, and Workforce magazine. As a result of his experiences, he became a founding member of the C.E.P.’s Canadian Freelance Union, now part of Unifor.
Advising organizations in the non-profit, private, and public sectors, George’s repertoire includes collective agreement interpretation, conflict resolution, training, collective bargaining, legal drafting and research. He is a member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources, BC & Yukon and of the Law Society of Ontario.
Previously she worked on the Human Resources team at HandyDART during the transition from a small Vancouver non-profit society to a Lower Mainland for-profit company. In addition to being part of the bargaining team that negotiated the first Collective Agreement and working through a three-month strike, her responsibilities included recruitment and selection, HRIS management, employee engagement and benefits administration.
Christine's involvement in the labour movement first began in 1979, when she organized a small outfit into the United Food and Commercial Worker's Union, and she subsequently became the chief shop steward. Following that, Christine spent seven years at the Langley School District where she became involved on the executive team of her CUPE local. In addition to serving two terms as president, she sat on union committees at the district, provincial and national level..