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BCIT DAA Gala 2015

The FSA Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA) is a partnership with the BCIT’s Distinguished Alumni Awards. Each year the Alumni Association selects recipients from BCIT alumni who have demonstrated achievement/leadership to receive these awards. In 2014 the FSA began to partner with the Alumni Association to present an additional DAA to an FSA member who is an alumnus of BCIT and demonstrates excellence in their work at BCIT.

Tara Wilkie - Head shot2018 Winner

Our fifth recipient of the FSA DAA is Part-Time Studies Instructor Tara Wilkie. Tara was nominated for her knowledge, expertise, and education in the human trafficking component of forensic nursing in addition to the criteria for the award. Tara’s knowledge has contributed to the work of Fraser Health Authority through the development of a human trafficking awareness module for BC.  Find out more about Tara on our blog and watch her DAA video

2017 Winner

2016-jnewton-landscape-websiteJoe Newton is the fourth recipient of the award. Joe demonstrates the best of BCIT’s educational system – someone with skill, knowledge, a strong work ethic, and an ability to work with others. Joe Newton, a certified ASTTBC AScT from the MAKE+ team in Applied Research, received acknowledgement in his nomination not only for being part of BCIT as a former student – graduating from both Robotics and with a Bachelor in Technology Management – and current employee but also for the many volunteer roles he has taken on while working here. Find out more about Joe on our blog and watch his DAA video


2016 Winner

AmyFellThe third recipient of the award is Amy Fell. Amy, from the School of Business, has been a part of BCIT in many ways – as a student, services staff, teaching faculty, and FSA president. Amy’s contributions have made the working conditions of her colleagues, the education conditions of students, and the quality of education in BC better. Read more about Amy on our blog and watch her DAA video.

2015 Winner

The second recipient of the award is Ralph Hargreaves from the School of Health Sciences. Ralph has been a part of the Institute since the day its doors opened. Read more about Ralph on our blog and watch his DAA video.

Tom Abbuhl (winner) & Shannon Kelly (nominator)

2014 (Inaugural) Winner

The inaugural recipient of the award is Thomas Abbuhl from the School of Construction & the Environment. Tom has been a part of the Institute for almost four decades and has made his mark in many ways. Read more about Thomas on our blog and watch his DAA video.

FSA Newsletter

April 2019, Vol 50 Issue 3

Check out our latest newsletter including items about parking, bargaining, member profiles, and best practices!

April 2019, Vol 50, Issue 3 (PDF)

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  • Diversity Circles

    Looking for information about Diversity Circles? Diversity Circles is now a BCIT-supported initiative and is co-led by the two FSA members who founded it: Zaa Joseph & Shannon Kelly.
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  • What are your rights?

    The Collective Agreement, along with various memoranda of agreement, regulate the terms and conditions of employment of FSA members.
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