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BCIT Recreation Services is dedicated to the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff, and members of the community. We consider recreation an integral part of campus life and welcome everyone to discover, participate and enjoy our many services. We encourage a well-balanced, active lifestyle that offsets the rigors of academia and everyday life.

Our team

Lisa Sulatycki a person with brown hair, glasses wearing a navy blue jacket.
Name: Lisa Sulatycki
Position: Operations Coordinator
Joined the Team: January, 2014
Hometown: North York, Ontario.

Lisa received her Undergrad in Kinesiology from LSU and her Master in Sports Administration from KSU. She brings many years of experience in the athletic and recreation field. Lisa is responsible for the day-to-day operations of recreation and supervision of the staff. Outside of Rec, Lisa enjoys the outdoors, hiking and exploring BC. She is a sports fan and one of her favourite times of the year is March madness.


Tyler Embree is a person with brown hair and a beard wearing a black zip up jacket.Name: Tyler Embree
Position: Fitness & Wellness Coordinator
Joined the Team: July, 2015
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia.

Tyler has a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria and a Masters Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Melbourne. Tyler worked for the Ministry of Sport/Australian Institute of Sport as a state sport officer ensuring all schools across Australia were delivering the highest level of practice within the recreation setting. He happily brings that same level of high standard to BCIT. He has also owned several fitness centers in Florida, Seattle, Texas & Los Angeles. Tyler was responsible for designing and installing Burnaby’s newly renovated fitness centre in 2016. He also oversees the fitness centres at AIC, ATC, BMC, the cycle studio, boxing studio, mind & body studio, and the activity room.

Daniel Hannington has very short brown hair with a brown beard, blue eyes and is wearing a black jacket
Name: Daniel Hannington
Position: Community Events & Engagement Coordinator
Joined the Team: August, 2018
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario.

Daniel received his B.Comm. in Sports Administration from Laurentian University and brings with him a number of years of experience working for the Ottawa Senators of the NHL in events & community programs. Daniel is responsible for developing and overseeing recreation events and activities for all BCIT students, staff and public clients at all of BCIT’s campuses. Outside of Rec, Daniel plays in an adult hockey league and coaches minor hockey in the PCMHA. When Daniel is not on the ice or behind the bench he can be found cheering for his hometown Senators and the Denver Broncos.

Name: Mikayla Wong
Position: Sports Programs & Intramurals Coordinator
Joined the Team: July, 2021
Hometown: Burnaby, British Columbia.

Mikayla received a Diploma in Recreation Leadership and Bachelor of Recreation Management at Langara College. She has a number of years of experience working in municipal recreation, primarily in arenas and community centres; she also has years of experience as a recreation programmer in a post-secondary recreation environment. Outside of Rec, Mikayla is involved in the climbing community as a certified Association of Canadian Mountain Guides instructor, route-setter and is an avid outdoor rock climber herself. She also enjoys snowboarding and is passionate about snuggling her two cats, Jalapeno and Habanero.

Melissa Stamatovic is a person with long brown wavy hair, brown eyes, and is smiling. This person is wearing a zipped up navy blue jacket.
Name: Melissa Stamatovic
Position: Recreation Services Assistant
Joined the Team: July, 2019
Hometown: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Melissa received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from SFU. Melissa has a number of years of experience working in a large post-secondary recreation facility and has past experience as a fitness programmer and personal trainer. Melissa is responsible for providing administrative support for the recreation department as well as assisting with the Fitness Centre operations. Outside of Rec, Melissa is frequently outdoors hiking and exploring BC. She also has a strong passion for human kinetics and bio mechanics.

Name: Luka Djuras
Position: Recreation Services Assistant
Joined the Team: September, 2023
Hometown: New Westminster, British Columbia

Luka received his Recreation Leadership Diploma from Langara College and is currently completing the Recreation Management Degree program. He has several years experience working in municipal recreation specifically in arenas and youth. Luka also has experience in the Sport Management field working for the Provincial Sport Organization for Basketball in BC. Luka is responsible for providing administrative support for the recreation department as well as assisting in recreation and sport events for BCIT students, staff and public clients. Outside of Rec, Luka plays hockey and basketball in local adult leagues and is and avid golfer. Luka also enjoys spending his time watching anime, hanging out with his dog Koby, and cheering for the San Francisco 49er’s & Vancouver Canucks.

Name: Ibrahim “Ebo” Bayazit
Position: Recreation Services Assistant
Joined the Team: December, 2023
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia

Ibrahim has a bachelor’s degree in Sports Coaching from Marmara University and a master’s in Sports Management from Bahcesehir University. Previously, he coached basketball at various levels and shifted his focus to community recreation. Ibrahim recently completed a certification in Community Capacity Building from SFU and is still working on his passion project for his fellow former athletes. Outside of work, Ibrahim loves to cook, is an avid sports podcast consumer, and enjoys exploring new places.