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Angelo, Mark

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  • (born) 1951-03-14

Angelo is a Canadian river conservationist, writer, speaker, teacher and paddler. He founded and is the chair of BC Rivers Day and World Rivers Day (held the last Saturday of each September). In 2009, Angelo was appointed as the inaugural chair of the Rivers Institute at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Prior to that, he was the long-time head of the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Program at BCIT. Angelo has received the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada in recognition of his river conservation efforts. In 2009, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Simon Fraser University for his river conservation work both locally and globally.

Goard, Dean H.

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  • 1909-06-24 to 1986-01-05

Dean Goard was the second Principal of BCIT (1967-1974). Goard studied teaching and chemistry at UBC. He began his career as a metallurgist for six years at Vancouver Engineering Works and four years with the federal Department of Fisheries. In 1939 he began teaching at the Vancouver Technical School. He was the first Principal of the Vancouver Vocational Institute (VVI) where he was responsible for designing programs in line with business and industry needs. After twelve years at VVI he began working for the Vancouver School Board where he held a dual position; Assistant Director of Vancouver Community College and Assistant Director of Adult Education. After his retirement from BCIT he went on to be University Affairs Director for the province of BC.
Mr. Goard’s extra-curricular activities were numerous and he was president of many organizations including The Association for Continuing Education, BC Natural Resources Conference, Canadian Vocational Association (BC), Canadian Association for Adult Education, American Society for Metals (BC), Native Indian Service Council, Vancouver Citizenship Council, Children’s Aid Society (Vancouver).

Harcourt, Mike

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  • 1943-01-06-

Michael Franklin Harcourt (b. January 6, 1943) served as the 30th Premier of the province of British Columbia in Canada from 1991 to 1996, and before that as the 39th mayor of BC's largest city, Vancouver from 1980 to 1986.

Kinloch, Kathy

  • Person

President of British Columbia Institute of Technology 2014-

Kluckner, Michael

  • Person
  • 1951-

Michael Kluckner is a writer, artist, illustrator and author of several books. His early books on the history of Canadian cities, heritage, planning issues and art, include; "Vancouver, The Way It Was," "Vanishing Vancouver," "Paving Paradise," and "British Columbia in Watercolour." They won several awards, including the Duthie Prize, the Vancouver Book Prize, the Toronto Book Prize (short list), the Hallmark Society (Victoria) Award of Merit and the Heritage Canada Medal of Achievement. "Toshiko" (2015) is his first graphic novel.
Kluckner worked for the BCIT Student Association creating illustrations for the Link, and other BCIT publications from 1976-1979 and then part time from 1980-1981. He taught night school at BCIT from 1980-1985.
From the 1990s until present Kluckner has been heavily involved with the Vancouver heritage community. Including serving on boards and volunteering in various capacities with: the Vancouver Heritage Commission, the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, the Vancouver Historical Society, the Grandview Heritage Group, Heritage Vancouver Society, the Langley Heritage Society; from 1996 until 2001, he was the British Columbia member of the board of governors of the Heritage Canada Foundation, and served as chair from 1998-2000.
For a brief period (2006-2009) Kluckner and his wife, author, Christine Allen, lived in Australia.

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