Bruce Hurst

Bruce Hurst

Board Chair, Foundation Board of Directors

Finance & Investment Diploma 1975

Outstanding Alumni Award 2011
Bruce Hurst is one of the founding shareholders of Reid Hurst Nagy Inc., Certified General Accountants. His extensive experience in managing and directing many of RHN’s Not-For-Profit audit engagements as well as small enterprise advisory services. He has also served on a number of committees for CGA-BC and has just completed his term on the CGA Canada Board of Directors. He also served as CGA Canada’s auditor for 5 years. Outside the office, Bruce has been an active volunteer for the First Aid Ski Patrol for over 30 years and was presented the Harold Clarke Award in 2005 from CGA-BC for his continued volunteer efforts and contributions to the community.


Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee
Member, Foundation Board of Directors


Stephen Lee has a strong connection to Langara. After starting his post-secondary education at Langara, Stephen went on to earn his CPA, CMA and subsequently was honoured with the FCPA, FCMA designation in 2009. Stephen is the CEO of Musqueam Capital Corporation. Musqueam Capital Corporation is a wholly owned entity of Musqueam Indian Band and was formed to manage and develop the Band’s business assets and key land holdings. Stephen’s past experience spans 25 years in senior leadership roles in a variety of private and public companies. In addition to serving on other boards and committees, he is a past Chair of the CMABC Board. Stephen is also an adjunct professor for UBC’s Masters of Health Administration program. He was also a facilitator for the CMA Executive Strategic Leadership Program. While at Langara, Stephen met his wife Carol, and they now have three daughters together.


Gary Mason

Gary Mason
Vice-Chair, Foundation Board of Directors

Journalism Diploma 1982

Outstanding Alumni Award 2011
Gary Mason is a national affairs columnist for the Globe and Mail, based in Vancouver. He started his career with the Victoria Times Colonist before moving to the Vancouver Sun, where he worked in various capacities, including a seven-year stint as a popular sports columnist. He has received the prestigious Jack Webster Award for journalism five times and has won two National Newspaper Awards. He is the co-author of John Furlong's memoir, Patriot Hearts: Inside the Games that Changed a Country.


Alec Maclean

Alec Maclean
Member, Foundation Board of Directors


Alec Maclean is the Vice President & Investment Counsellor of RBC Phillips, Hager & North Investment Counsel Inc. and has worked in the financial services and investment industry since 1997. Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management – PH&N Investment Counsel, Alec worked with RBC in Commercial Banking. He has also worked in the accounting and finance department of a major shipping company in the United Kingdom and has also worked in Japan. Alec holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute and an Economics degree from the University of Victoria.


Kevin Price

Kevin Price
Member, Foundation Board of Directors
Kevin Price is general counsel and corporate secretary for Methanex Corporation. Since joining the company, he has held various positions within the company, including a two-year assignment as the regional general counsel (South America) as well as the primary internal legal resource for the Egyptian methanol project. Previously, he was a partner at the law firm Fasken Martineau practicing corporate law. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University, Master of Arts (specializing in Economics) from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia. 


Jas Sandhu

Jas Sandhu

Member, Foundation Board of Directors

President and Founder, Brixton Properties
Previous to his role with Brixton Properties, Jas worked with Colliers International as Vice President and National Leaders, Canada India Client Services.  Prior to this, he was a Real Estate Development Consultant, International Trade Consultant and a member of the Prime Minister's Team Canada Mission to India.As a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Achievement, Jas has strong community ties and is a well-respected contributor to a number of community organizations. He is a member of Simon Fraser University - India Advisory Council; member of the City of Surrey's Development Advisory Committee; and Advisor to the Canada India Business Council (CIBC). He serves as Vice-President of the Association of South Asian Professionals – BC (ASAP); and served as President and is currently a Board member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE). Jas was also Chair on the Langara College Board of Governors. 


Simi Sara

Simi Sara

Member, Foundation Board of Directors

Journalism Diploma 1993

Outstanding Alumni Award 2013
Simi is the host of CKNW’s The Simi Sara Show, weekdays from noon to 3. For more than twenty years she has worked in broadcasting as a reporter, writer, producer and anchor. She started her career in print, moved to broadcasting in 1993 and in 2009 made the move to talk radio. Along the way she’s been the co-anchor of CityNews at Six, Breakfast Television and CityCooks. In 2013 Simi was recognized with a National RTDNA Award for Editorial Commentary and a Jack Webster Foundation Award for B.C.’s Commentator of the Year. She is also a two-time B.C. Association of Broadcasters award winner. Most important of all, she would say, is being mom to her two teenagers, Gina and Jake. 


Lane Trotter

Lane Trotter
Member, Foundation Board of Directors

Dr. Lane Trotter joined Langara College as its third President and CEO on January 20, 2014. His work with the Musqueam First Nation, on whose traditional unceded territory the College is located, led to Musqueam giving Langara the name snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓, which means house of teachings, in January of 2016. Prior to joining Langara, he served as the Senior Vice President, Academic, at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, and played a very instrumental role in the development of education and business. Over his 24-year career, Dr. Trotter also served as a Dean at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario. He also spent a number of years serving in different roles in BC’s Ministry of Advanced Education and has been active in a variety of national committees and local, provincial, and national boards. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Business Council of BC He earned his Doctorate of Education from Simon Fraser University (2010) and holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria (1992).