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Our Inspired Leaders

BCIT is one of our province’s best kept secrets.

Together we can transform education at BCIT and empower our students to make a difference in the communities where they live and work, and on the world stage.

Campaign Chair's Message

We have brought together key industry leaders and innovators to empower the largest campaign in our 50 year history. Their vision, experience and investment will help transform our campus and propel BCIT into another 50 years of inspired education.

Asifa Samji
Asifa Samji*
Senior Vice President, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Bob Rennie
Bob Rennie
Executive Director & Founder, Rennie
David Podmore
David Podmore**
(INSPIRE Campaign Chair)
Co-founder & Chair, Concert Properties
Donna Wilson
Donna Wilson
Executive Vice President, People and Diagnostic & Treatment Services, PHSA
Judi Hess
Judi Hess
CEO, Copperleaf Technologies Inc.
Malcolm Hunter
Malcolm Hunter
President, Deeley Group of Companies
Peter Blake
Peter Blake*
Former CEO,  Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Peter Hrdlitschka
Peter Hrdlitschka*
President, Ledcor Construction Ltd.
Sarah Bell
Sarah Bell*
Chief Operating Officer, BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, and Interim Chief Nursing Officer & Head of Professional Practice, PHSA
Sunny Ghataurah
Sunny Ghataurah*
President, AES Engineering
Terry Salman
Terry Salman**
President & CEO, Salman Capital Inc.
Wayne Berg
Wayne Berg
Chief Commercial Officer, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union

Campaign Patrons

Our patrons are leaders in the community who serve as INSPIRE Campaign advocates and ambassadors, generously lending BCIT their time, advice and strategic guidance.

Carol Lee
Carol Lee***
President & CEO, Linacare Cosmetherapy Inc.
The Honourable Carole Taylor
The Honourable Carole Taylor**
Canada Chair, Trilateral Commission
David Tuccaro
David Tuccaro**
President, CEO & Founder, Tuccaro Group
Don Kayne
Don Kayne*
CEO, Canfor
Jake Kerr
Jake Kerr
Principal Owner & Managing Partner, Vancouver Canadians Baseball and Lancaster JetHawks
Lisa Ethans
Lisa Ethans
Financial Consultant and Professional Corporate Board Member
Randy Smallwood
Randy Smallwood*
President & CEO, Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.

* Alumni
** Honorary Doctorate Recipients
*** Honorary Doctorate Nominee 2020

As technological, economic and social change accelerates, the BCIT campus must transform into a learning environment where solutions to our most urgent challenges are born, tested and readied for the world.