Charles Joyner, Board Chair
Charles is the Registrar of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC. His education and work experience in engineering technology, teaching, education planning and administration in Canada and internationally fuel the desire to enhance the methods for assessing and recognizing experiential learning. Throughout his career, Charles has been a strong proponent of lifelong learning and experiential learning.
Fraser is the Executive Director of the BC Association for Crane Safety (BCACS), an organization that is responsible for the administration and continuing evolution of an industry-driven crane operator qualification and credentialing system for the province of BC. Fraser is also the acting Executive Director and former Chair of the Canadian Hoisting and Rigging Safety Council (CHRSC) and represents the Council as a national stakeholder for the crane industry in Canada working towards harmonization of applicable regulatory requirements and credentialing between jurisdictions.
Michael is the Director of Employment Services at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. He works closely with the federal and provincial governments to address labour market issues. Having worked in the field of employment services and training since 1990, Michael has initiated partnerships with various industry employers and associations, and piloted pre-apprenticeship and bridging programs for skilled immigrants. In recent years, he has launched two major FCR pilots to assist internationally-trained professionals to pursue their licensing and careers in their original and alternate profession.
Janet is the CEO of ASPECT: the Association of Service Providers of Employability and Career Training and brings almost 20 years’ experience working in advocacy roles to the BC Plan Board. She is active both provincially and federally advocating for community-based training and employment services to ensure those seeking a meaningful and sustainable livelihood are met.
Diane Purvey, Vice Chair
Diane Purvey is the Dean of Arts at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She is the co-editor of Child and Family Welfare in British Columbia: A History (Detselig Press) and, with John Belshaw, the co-author of Private Grief, Public Mourning: The Rise of the Roadside Shrine in British Columbia (Anvil) as well as Vancouver Noir, 1930-1960 (Anvil). Her research interests include the history of deinstitutionalization as part of a Canada-wide project and educational leadership internationally. Diane attended the University of British Columbia (B.A., Ph.D.) and the University of Victoria (M.A.). Diane has taught history in various BC colleges and universities, including Thompson Rivers University where she also worked as a PLAR assessor.
Russel is the Director of Programs, Training and Certification at BC Forest Safety Council. He has extensive international experience in competency based training, assessment, certification, and recognition of prior learning. Russel is a seasoned leader with strong business acumen, an effective catalyst for trans-formative human capital change, and a recognized leader of innovative solutions to address the human capital needs of industry in the rapidly changing workplace. Russel also serves as a competency based training and assessment subject matter expert on the Safety Advisory Foundation for Education and Research.
Tanis is the Associate Director of the Centre for Immigrant Integration at Vancouver Community College, and has held a variety of faculty and educational leadership positions since 1989. Tanis also sits on the Board of Directors for the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks.