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.


Ujjal Dosanjh

Ujjal Dosanjh

Member, Foundation Board of Directors

Arts and Science University Transfer Program 1971

Outstanding Alumni Award 2010
Ujjal Dosangj began his academic pathway at Langara and met his wife at the College. He is a politician and lawyer who played an important role in Canadian politics, including serving as the Attorney General of BC from 1995 to 2000. He was BC’s 33rd premier and was responsible for many reforms of the justice system, equality, environment and social justice. He moved to federal politics when he was elected MP for Vancouver South in 2004. He served on committees such as National Defence, Public Safety and Foreign Affairs and as Minister of Health. Dosanjh was re-elected again in 2008, and in 2009 he was named the Official Opposition Critic for National Defence, Foreign Affairs, and Public Safety.


Lenora Gates

Lenora Gates
Member, Foundation Board of Directors

Lenora is the President and Founder of Gates Real Estate Services Ltd. and the Co-founder of the Orange Group, representing and securing real estate for Starbucks Coffee for 15 years. She is a past-President of the Vancouver Chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Women Network (CREW), joining the Board in 2008, and serving as Chapter President from 2011 to 2012, and as past-President in 2013. Ms. Gates was the recipient of the Starbucks Visionary Award in 2003 and nominated for Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000 and 2004.


Eric Hogan

Eric Hogan

Member, Foundation Board of Directors

Journalism Diploma 2001 
Eric is an award-winning film and television writer, director and producer. He received Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 award in 2012 for his success in two companies that collaborate in digital media production. As President and CEO of the advertising agency Hogan Millar Media, Eric helps leading brands and organizations use digital channels tell their stories. With his wife, Tara Hungerford, he also runs Two Story Productions, an award-winning film and video production company that produces documentary, branded content and is currently developing a Kids TV series with CBC.


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. 


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.