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.
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.
Judy joined Information Technology Services (ITS) at BCIT after completing a diploma program in the High Performance Technology program in 2000. Today she splits her time between the role of Senior Business Analyst in Enterprise Planning in ITS and that of Performance Development System (PDS) Coordinator for the FSA Faculty, Specialty Faculty and Tech Staff. Judy also holds a position as Governor on the BCIT Board of Governors.
Judy was elected to the FSA board of directors in May 2020.
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.
Soon after completing his education, he started working for one of the largest private sector unions in BC where he specialized in collective bargaining agreements, negotiations, and grievances. He was eventually elected as the unit president of the bargaining unit at the union and he worked diligently to represent his colleagues’ interests and rights in the workplace.
Steve is very excited to be back in the post-secondary environment and to be working with his FSA colleagues towards strong representation of the interests and rights of FSA members.