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.
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.