The Access Committee of the Burnaby Board of Trade oversees the development and operation of the Access Student Career Development program. Members provide strategic advice in the development of the program’s various components and events, serve as ambassadors of Access in the community, and participate in the Connectors program.Tim Edwards (Chair), British Columbia Institute of Technology Bala Naidoo, Investors Group Financial Shaun Ghavami, RBC Sam Thiara, Simon Fraser University Hilary Antonson, Electronic Arts Canada Morna Fraser, Douglas College Tara Mollet, BCIT Student Association Renee Chau, Telus Sasha Ramnarine, SGR Law Group Paul Holden, Burnaby Board of Trade Tessa Vanderkop, Burnaby Board of Trade Cory Redekop, Burnaby Board of Trade Ann Goncalves, Burnaby Board of Trade Jacob Black Lock, Access Alumni Jenny Vo, Access Alumni
Committee Update – January 2016
The 2015/16 session of the Access Program has reached the halfway point and participants continue to work towards accumulating points for graduation through event and workshop attendance, mentor meetings, and committee participation.
Staff recently met with the committee Chairs (Access alumni) for the second time to ensure progress is being made in each of their mandates.
Staff has begun formalizing plans for the next recruitment process to begin in February. This will include meetings with key contacts, updated communications to be sent throughout each participating school through a variety of channels, and well as scheduling of presentation opportunities.