Kathy Kinloch, who has been the president of Vancouver Community College since 2010, took the top spot at the British Columbia Institute of Technology this week.
Prior to her stint at VCC, Kinloch was the dean of BCIT’s school of health sciences from 2007 to 2010, according to a press release from BCIT.
“On behalf of the BCIT board of governors, I would like to formally welcome Kathy back to the BCIT team,” Taj Mitha, chair of the board of governors, said in the release. “Kathy’s credentials are impeccable, and the board of governors is confident that she is the right individual to lead the institute at this critical time. We are certain that under Ms. Kinloch’s guidance, BCIT will continue to effectively support the economic and workforce objectives of B.C.’s jobs plan.”
BCIT’s former president, Don Wright, stepped down last February. Chris Golding, vice-president of institute planning, learning and technology services, has served as acting president since then.
Kinloch will be the institute’s first female president.
Get to know your local government
Schmooze with Burnaby politicians at the Burnaby Board of Trade’s local government reception next week.
Provincial MLAs, Mayor Derek Corrigan, city councillors and school board trustees will be on hand at the Delta Burnaby Hotel for appetizers and conversation next Thursday, according to the board’s website.
The event takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $35 for members and $60 for non-members.
Tweet it up
The Burnaby Board of Trade is also hosting Twitter Tuesday on Jan. 21. Members can learn about getting started on Twitter, who to follow and what to tweet, according to the board’s website.
Marketing manager Tessa Vanderkop and events manager Cory Redekop will be leading the session, which takes place from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. at the board’s office, 201-4555 Kingsway.
The session is free for members.
Networking and information
Rounding out the board’s January offerings, there will be a member information session on Jan. 22 and a networking breakfast on Jan. 24.
The info session is an orientation for new members, which runs from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the board’s office, 201-4555 Kingsway.
The networking breakfast begins at 8 a.m. at the Best Western Plus Coquitlam, 319 North Rd.
It is $25 for members and $40 for non-members, and includes a full breakfast buffet.
Sue Clement of Success Coaching is facilitating the event, according to the board’s website.
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