Board of Governors

BCIT is a public post-secondary institution established by the government of British Columbia under the College and Institute Act. It is administered under the authority of the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training by a Board of Governors consisting of:

The President of BCIT and the Chair of the Education Council are non-voting/ex-officio members of the Board.

Order in Council Members

Kathy Corrigan, Chair

Kathy Corrigan

Kathy Corrigan was elected by the Board of Governors as Chair commencing June 27, 2018. Kathy is honored to be taking this position, and looks forward to continuing working with the Board of Governors and the Senior Team, and all the members of the BCIT Community.

Appointed: December 31, 2017 to July 31, 2021

Doug Eveneshen

Doug Eveneshen

Doug Eveneshen is currently the Chief Executive Officer at the Stabilization Central Credit Union. He was formerly President and CEO of Community Savings Credit Union.

Appointed: July 31, 2018; term expires July 31, 2019

Anne Harvey

Anne Harvey

Anne Harvey is an executive coach and management consultant.  Previously she was Vice President of Employee Engagement at Vancouver Coastal Health.

Appointed: July 31, 2018; term expires July 31, 2019

Robert Phillips

Robert Phillips

Mr. Phillips is a First Nations Summit Task Group Member (political executive), which is mandated to carry out specific tasks related to Aboriginal Title and Rights negotiations with British Columbia and Canada and other issues of common concern to First Nations in British Columbia.

Appointed: January 29, 2018; term expires July 31, 2020

David R. Podmore, O.B.C.

David R. Podmore

Widely recognized as one of Vancouver’s most influential contributors to the real estate industry, David Podmore has been in the business for more than 40 years. David brought years of planning and development experience to the table when he co-founded Concert with Jack Poole in 1989. Today, David serves as Concert’s Chair of Concert Real Estate Corporation and Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Concert Infrastructure Ltd.

Appointed: July 31, 2018; term expires July 31, 2019

Dan Reader

Dan Reader has been employed with Murray Latta Progressive Machine Inc., a Surrey, BC based custom machinery manufacturer since 1986 and part-owner and President since 1996.

Balwant Sanghera

Balwant Sanghera

Balwant Sanghera is a well-respected educator, community activist and bridge builder between various communities and groups. Mr. Sanghera received his B.Sc. degree from Punjab University in India. He earned his B.Ed. degree from Notre Dame University and Master of Education degree from the University of British Columbia.

Appointed: July 31, 2018; term expires July 31, 2019

Ryan Tones

Ryan Tones

Ryan Tones is senior vice president and district manager with Kiewit Infrastructure Group, part of Kiewit Corporation.

Appointed: December 2, 2016; term expires July 31, 2019

Cathy Young, Chair Audit & Finance Committee

Cathy Young

Cathy Young is a Principal of Young Strategies Ltd., working as a governance and public-private partnership advisor to public sector clients by assisting them in corporate and project governance, as well as in the development of procurement processes, project planning, and commercial contract terms.

Appointed: May 29, 2014; term expires July 31, 2020

BCIT Elected Members

Vasyl Baryshnikov, Student Representative

Vasyl Baryshnikov

Vasyl (Vasiliy) Baryshnikov joined the Board of Governors in June 2017 and is an elected student member.

Appointed: June 1, 2017; term expires May 31, 2019

Emery Biggar, BCGEU Support Representative

Emery Biggar

Mr. Emery Biggar (Corporate Services) joined BCIT in July 2008 as a Customer Service Representative in the Registrar’s Office.  In 2009, he transferred to Corporate Services and more recently since March 2014, he moved into the role of Risk Management / Insurance Coordinator.

Appointed: June 1, 2018, term expires May 31, 2021

Neil Cox, Faculty Representative

Neil Cox

Neil Cox began working at BCIT in 2005 as a Full-time instructor. He has been a program champion for a new full-time Bachelor of Electrical Engineering program. As well, Neil spent four years as an FSA director. He has served as Chair of the Institute’s Internal Degree Review Panel which reviews both major revisions and new proposals for degree programs at BCIT.

Elected: April 1, 2013; term expires January 31, 2019

Timothy David, President of the Student Association

Timothy David

Timothy David has been elected by BCIT students as the President of the Student Association 2018/2019.

Appointed: June 1, 2018, term expires May 31, 2019

BCIT Ex-Officio Members

Kathy Kinloch, President

Kathy Kinloch

Kathy is recognized for leading organizational renewal in complex environments. Through a number of senior leadership and executive roles, she has spearheaded change initiatives in the post-secondary as well as government and health care sectors.

Jennifer Figner, Chair of Education Council

Jennifer Figner

Jennifer has been a faculty member in BCIT's School of Business since January 2005, instructing students in the Accounting, Finance and Financial Planning programs. She is a graduate of UBC's Sauder School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and holds her CPA, CA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.

Elected: June 1, 2017; term expires May 31, 2019

Meetings and Minutes

  • Thursday February 7, 2019, 1:00 p.m. DTC - Rooms 282/284
  • Tuesday March 19, 2019, 10:30 a.m. BMC - Room 110, 265 Esplanade, North Vancouver
  • Tuesday May 28, 2019, 10:30 a.m. AIC, Step-Up Room, 2nd Floor, Delta
  • Tuesday June 25, 2019, 1:00 p.m. BBY, Room SE40 - Royal Oak Board Room
  • Tuesday October 1, 2019, 1:00 p.m. DTC - Rooms 282/284
  • Wednesday December 4, 2019, 1:00 p.m. DTC - Rooms 282/284

Staff, students and the general public may make presentations to the Board at an open meeting. A request in writing must be made to the Executive Assistant, Governance to the Board not less than ten days prior to the meeting in which the person wishes to make a presentation, together with a brief description of the issue adequate to describe the topic of presentation. All such requests will be discussed with the Chair and President and those requests approved by the Chair will be added to the agenda for an up-coming open meeting.