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Executive Weigh-In: Mike Hanson

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“So, what does the vice president of external relations do?”

Mike Hanson

Mike Hanson

This is a question I have been asked many times; so perhaps I should clear it up for everyone.

The vice president of external relations is responsible for managing and building relationships with any organizations that are external of the student association; for example, I am the Student Association’s U-Pass BC representative.
The BCIT Student Association has been part of a group of other student associations in the Lower Mainland that has been negotiating a new U-Pass BC contract with TransLink.

In the not too distant future, a referendum will be held, and all U-Pass-eligible students will be able to cast their vote on their myBCIT account. It will be my goal to inform all students about the new U-Pass BC agreement, and hope to see an even higher voter turnout than the last referendum.

The vice president of external relations also sits on the BCIT Alumni Association board, which raises money to benefit both alumni and students. Being involved with both the Alumni Association and the BCITSA, I get to experience and appreciate the great services they offer, making me proud to be a BCIT student (and hopeful alumni).


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