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Meet Our Program Committee

We thank the BCNET 2019 Conference Program Committee!

Our highly engaged 2019 Conference Program Committee is working with our higher education member institutions to support and guide diverse, relevant and engaging program content for BCNET 2019.

Corey scholefield

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR

Corey is the Team Lead for Identity Services, University Systems at the University of Victoria. His expertise is focused on higher-ed digital identity management and designing access management solutions that meet requirements for information security, ease of use, and privacy.

Corey is currently working on identity systems renewal projects and on systems that provide accounts-provisioning, single sign-on, and identity life-cycle management. He is also assisting with federated single sign-on with BCNET members, CANARIE, and the Canadian Access Federation.

He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Victoria.


Chandra Beaveridge

ENTERPRISE SERVICE DELIVERY TRACK CHAIR

Chandra is the Manager of the Project Management Office of Admin Ops & Communications at the University of Victoria. She recently completed a project to implement Ricoh Multifunction Devices at the University and leads the BCNET PMO Working Group with a passion for process improvement.

 

Grant Gregson

ENTERPRISE SERVICE DELIVERY TRACK CHAIR

Grant is the Coordinator of Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s Teaching and Learning Centre, where he is innovating, overseeing and managing institutional change by developing an elearning and professional learning infrastructure, which includes BCNET Shared Services. He supports faculty and staff with curriculum design, delivery, assessment and professional/personal learning. Grant is the the co-chair on the British Columbia Teaching & Learning Council (BC-TLC) and serves on the ETUG Steering Committee (SCETUG). 

 

Timothy Kato

ENTERPRISE SERVICE DELIVERY TRACK CHAIR

Tim is the Team Lead at UBC’s Learning Technology Hub (lthub.ubc.ca), a collaborative initiative bringing together staff from the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology and UBC Information Technology. He has a background in learning technology and application support and enjoys continually maturing and improving support processes and frameworks.


Christine McDowell

LEADERSHIP TRACK CHAIR

Christine McDowell is an Educational Technology Specialist at Douglas College. She would like to bring the ease-of-use conversation to the Conference leadership track. After working at the College for 27 years and supporting faculty and staff in their expanding use of educational technologies, Christine believes it is important for BCNET and technology creators everywhere to focus on the end user.

 

Darren Eveleigh

LEADERSHIP TRACK CHAIR

Darren is the Director of IT Operations at Vancouver Island University. He has an extensive background in leadership working with K-12, post-secondary institutions as well as municipalities. Darren has a keen interest in developing highly engaged teams and embracing leadership models based on neuroscience and how our brains work.

 

Nav Bassi

LEADERSHIP TRACK CHAIR

Nav Bassi is the Director of Academic & Administrative Services for University Systems at the University of Victoria. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and an MBA (Service Management) from the University of Victoria. Nav is also a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).  He chairs the BCNET Shared Services & Technology Committee and serves on the BCNETSource Steering Committee.


Dave kubert

CYBERSECURITY TRACK CHAIR

Dave is the IT Security Officer at the University of Norther British Columbia. He has been found lurking about UNBC for years, taking work as a systems administrator, network administrator, and developer of dubious software. After he’d annoyed enough people of influence, it was decided that he should work in IT security, where he is developing an appreciation for the concept of karma.

 

Hugh Burley

CYBERSECURITY TRACK CHAIR

Hugh is the Manager Information Security at Thompson Rivers University. He has been leading the information security program since 2007 and has served in a variety of capacities in regional and national working groups and boards. He holds current Information Security, Risk, Audit and Privacy professional certifications.

 

Lance Bailey

CYBERSECURITY TRACK CHAIR

Lance Bailey is the Systems Coordinator at Genome Sciences Centre. He has been with the Centre for nine years managing the systems group along with architecting the bioinformatic IT infrastructure. With 31 years of IT experience in both industry and research environments, Lance provides leadership in the design of solutions for large storage, computational and network resources.


Mark Leggott

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION TRACK CHAIR

Mark is the Executive Director of Research Data Canada, and the Director of CANARIE's Research Data Management Program. Prior to that Mark was the University Librarian at the University of PEI, when he also created the open source Islandora Project, the Islandora Foundation, and discovery garden Inc.

 

Steve Cundy

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION TRACK CHAIR

Steve Cundy is the Director of Advanced Research Computing at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He has provided dedicated and specialized research computing support to the higher education research community since 2002, joining UBC in 2005.

In support of the UBC Vice-President Research & Innovation and Associate Vice-President Information Technology & Chief Information Officer, Steve provides strategic executive technology leadership for the UBC Advanced Research Computing team and leads UBC IT resources university-wide in enabling research computing support for UBC’s research community. Prior to his current position, Steve has worked in various higher education information technology leadership and support roles since 1997.  His specific interests are focused on access to world-class digital research infrastructure that will enable researchers to accelerate time to discovery and innovation.


adrian lim

IT INFRASTRUCTURE TRACK CHAIR

Adrian is the Project Manager for Institutional Research + Colleague System at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. He also acts as chair of the Colleague Service Committee where he collaborates with BCNET and Committee members to maximize synergy and cooperation. He is relatively new to the post-secondary sector (6 years), and has been actively practicing PMI project management for over 10 years.

 

Thomas koke

IT INFRASTRUCTURE TRACK CHAIR

Thomas is a Systems Analyst at BCIT and a member of the Technical Infrastructure Services team.  He works with an outstanding team on networking, virtualization, identity, security and hybrid cloud integration. His current endeavors are focussed on understanding cloud technology offerings and the inherent security and privacy risks of adopting them.

Thomas has more than 25 years of IT experience and is a graduate of BCIT Computer Systems.

 

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