Steering Committee

The primary purpose of the EducationPlannerBC Steering committee is to provide strategic advice and oversight to guide the broad policy and governance decisions for the next phase of the EducationPlannerBC development.  The Committee provides joint sector and government oversight of the detailed planning phase for the EducationPlannerBC model.

The key roles and responsibilities of the EducationPlannerBC Steering Committee are to:

  • Meet regularly to provide direction on matters relating to EducationPlannerBC development and governance;
  • Advise and inform on present and future application policy areas that may inform business requirements;
  • Develop approaches to governance for stages of EducationPlannerBC as they unfold;
  • Provide direction on options for a future EducationPlannerBC governance model;
  • Provide information on communicating and engaging broadly with the sector and other key stakeholders;
  • Assess and identify opportunities for a EducationPlannerBC; and
  • Review and provide input on key planning deliverables including but not limited to, business cases, stakeholder communications plans, reports, presentations and submissions.

EducationPlannerBC Steering Committee Members:

  • Kathy Denton, Douglas College (Co-Chair)
  • Kate Ross, University of British Columbia (Co-Chair)
  • Michael Bluhm, Thompson Rivers University
  • Carrie Chassels, Vancouver Island University
  • Jim Dunsdon, University of Victoria (by phone)
  • Jane Fee, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Rob Fleming, BC Council on Admissions and Transfer
  • Jody Gordon, University of the Fraser Valley
  • Andrew Hay, Okanagan College
  • Rummana Khan Hemani, Simon Fraser University
  • Kathleen Kuhnert, North Island College
  • Stephen Lamb, University of British Columbia
  • Tony Loughran, Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
  • Karen McCredie, Capilano University
  • Pam Ratner, University of British Columbia


  • Sharlane Callow, Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
  • Ben Ferrel, Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
  • Mike Winsemann, BC Council on Admissions and Transfer