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Your 2017-2018 Student Executives are:

Sergey Bukharov


Office Hours
1:30pm – 3:30pm

Sergey Bukharov is President of the British Columbia Institute of Technology Student Association (BCITSA), and represents over forty-eight thousand students across five campuses. Sergey also works as a developer in Vancouver’s burgeoning​ tech industry while he pursues a bachelor’s degree in Technology from BCIT. He has an interest in politics, technology and entrepreneurship.

Additionally, Sergey sits on BCIT’s education council, where he serves as a student representative in overseeing and approving changes to educational programs at the school. As part of this position, he holds a seat on the policy committee, a body responsible for modifying and reviewing policies affecting students and education at BCIT.

Timothy Cheng

V.P. Finance & Administration

Greetings my fellow BCIT student,

I am a 3rd year BCIT Business student. I also work as a peer tutor for learning commons, I look forward to meeting you, please do not hesitate to chat with me.

I am looking forward to work with this year’s new exec team, to help increase efficiency and effectiveness of SA services. I vow to not favor any particular group/s of students, but to serve all students, including (but not limited to) specialty campuses, international, aboriginal, part-time and trades.

P.S. Welcome to the BCIT life; library is your new home, and your set mates is your family. It is not going to be easy, but it’s worth it!

Timothy David

V.P. External Affairs

Tim David was born in the humble city of San Fernando, Philippines in the middle of the 1994 Pacific typhoon season. Immigrated in 1998; he was frightened of heights and rollercoasters, loved lightning and rain storms, Saturday morning cartoons, and playing Crash Bandicoot on PlayStation.​

At 20, he was hired by Scotiabank – a bank who took him in by a mere gut feeling, regardless of his lack of post-secondary education. Tim enjoyed his time there, because he ate what he killed and sowed what he reaped. In two years, he was serving the bank as their youngest leader and was rewarded with Scotiabank’s most prestigious award the “Best of The Best.” His drive, motivation and “Why” are all derived from his continuous hunger to improve himself and those along the way. His strongest belief is that excellence is never an accident, it’s a choice.

V.P. Campus Life

Wafaa Barakat

V.P. Student Affairs

Office Hours

Wednesdays, 9:15-10:15AM
Please email for an appointment at an alternative time

I am a student in the Bachelor of Business Administration program, and a returning writing tutor at the Learning Commons. I am greatly honoured to be part of an incredible and hardworking executive team.

During my term in office, I hope to contribute to improving transparency and equity at BCIT. Also, my role involves addressing student concerns or questions; and I would love to hear from you about your experience at BCIT.

Usually, you can find me in the library or picking up my next cup of coffee. Outside of BCIT, I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Christian Colquhoun

Chair - School of Business

I am originally from Vancouver, but attended high school in Victoria and university in Ottawa before coming home. I love to hike, camp, and surf whenever I have a short break from my courses and duties at BCIT, which is about 1 day a month. My future goal, and the reason I am at BCIT, is to own and operate successful business both locally and internationally.

I am very excited to serve this term as Chair for the School of Business. I ran for this position because I believe that I can help push the School of Business towards its true potential through cross-program, and cross-club networking. We have an amazing set of talented and hard-working students, and it’s time for us to get to know each other.

Abby Tabaco

Chair School of Health Sciences

Hi Hi! I’m Abby and I’m very excited to be your Chair of Health Science for 2017/2018 school year! I am currently in my second year working on my B.Tech degree in Environmental Health (Public Health Inspection). I am an avid chocolate lover and coffee addict. I love pets (mainly cats and dogs) and I wish I had my own but I don’t – so I live vicariously through my friends. When I’m not at school, you can find me at the gym or at my favourite starbucks (studying or playing catch up with homework). I look forward to meeting with you all throughout the school year. Feel free to come by for a chat at the SA and if you need any help I will help you the best that I can!

Dean Tamboline

Chair - School of Energy

Hey everyone!

I’m Dean Tamboline and I am your returning Chair for the School of Energy. This will be my second year as a Chair, and my third year of being involved with the BCITSA. I am also entering my fourth and final year of mechanical engineering. And like every BCIT student, I spend way too much time on campus, so if you see me around, make sure to come say hi!

There are a few things I would like to complete during my term this year. I want to try and get more interaction between trades students and the BCITSA, I want to make advocacy become a more readily used by School of Energy students, and I want to tweak the Set Rep program to ensure students get the most out of it.

Moshtagh Mohammadi

Chair of the School of Transportation, Construction & The Environment

Hi everyone!

I am entering my second year in the Civil Engineering Bachelors program, and enjoy every second of it (even with the stress). Growing up, I was the odd kid in school that loved math – yes, MATH! – and building things; naturally this led me into civil engineering. After graduating high school, I took two years off which really helped me solidify my direction.

This past year, I was a council member with the Student Association, representing the students in TCE. This experience made me realise that I wanted to be even more involved to enhance the BCIT experience for the students in Transportation, Construction & the Environment.

During my spare time, I like to go biking, be with family and friends, and also volunteer in the community. Oh, also, I should probably mention, I am a huge Game of Thrones fanatic!

I look forward to meeting you all throughout the year.

Spencer Pollock

Chair of the School of Computing

My name is Spencer Pollock, and I’m the new Chair of Computing and Academic Studies for the BCIT Student Association. I have completed my Computer Systems Diploma in Digital Processing, and currently going into my last year of my Bachelors of Technology in Computer Systems in Game Development. On the side, I referee for Langley Hockey and Lacrosse associations, have been for 7 and 10 years respectively. I’ve been in a leadership role in both associations, taking part in referee development. I’d have to say it’s one of my largest passions beside programming and of course gaming. I hope to bring some fresh perspective to the Student Association, and work with all my peers to better improve the environment and studies of BCIT. I’m looking forward to all the new roads and relationships this opportunity will bring me, and also that I will bring to it.


Chair of the Aerospace Technology Campus