Michael comes with a wealth of experience in academia. Previously, he was the Program Head of the Architectural and Building Technology Diploma (ABT) program at SOCE. In this position, his primary responsibilities included academic leadership in support of BCIT’s mandate of providing entry-to-practice credentials that lead to rewarding careers.
As Program Head, Michael was effective in running a large program of more than 230 students with over 15 faculty. His duties included consulting with instructors on faculty hiring, course and program development, student registration, concerns and issues as well as curriculum decisions across the program. He was also deeply involved with the ABT Program Review in 2014 and curriculum updates, and sat two terms on both the BCIT Education Council and Architectural Institute of BC Council.
Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 1991 in Sociology, with a minor in Geography and an Urban Studies concentration. Since then, he has had over 20 years of architectural industry experience and over 15 years of teaching and academic administrative experience. As a faculty member, Michael was a highly regarded instructor who taught a very wide range of courses in both part time and full time studies. His teaching experience has given him a broad view of education.
Michael sees creative opportunities in academic administration, particularly with regard to fostering new lines of research and teaching collaborations across the school, institute and world. In order to accomplish these goals, Michael believes an administrative approach centers on fostering faculty success, innovation, inclusiveness, and engagement in our educational mission.