Raj Arneja
Langara College Alumni – Pacific Rim
Member – Langara College Foundation Board

Raj is the director of Corporate Engagement at Nanak Food, the largest federally-approved Indian dairy in North America. Raj is also an author and recently published a memoir, “Love at First Sight” detailing her journey to adopting her children from India. Raj is also the founder of SEVA Thrift Store in Surrey, a non-profit organization, which sells gently used Indian and Western clothing and household items, with proceeds benefitting the Surrey Memorial Foundation. She holds many volunteer positions, including the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival, Mamta Foundation and the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration. Raj was the recipient of the Women’s Economic Forum Award for Empowerment for her work in corporate philanthropy.


Bruce Hurst

Bruce Hurst

Board Chair, Foundation Board of Directors

Fi
nance & 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.

 


Michal Jaworski,
Member, Foundation Board of Directors


Michal is a partner and co-chair of the higher learning practice group at Clark Wilson LLP, and a member of the Board of Directors of the UBC Staff Pension Plan. Active in the legal community, he was previously an adjunct professor for the Allard School of Law and Sauder School of Business. He currently volunteers as a member of the executive of the charities and not-for-profit subsection of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and a mentor to first-year law students. Mr. Jaworski completed his Bachelor of Laws and his Bachelor of Arts in psychology at UBC.


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.


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. 


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).


Yusuf Varachia
Member – Langara College Foundation Board
Yusuf Varachia has over 15 years of experience working in the Canadian educational sector. He joined Langara College as the Vice President, External in February 2020 to lead the College’s diverse external portfolio. Prior to joining Langara, he was the Director, Global Engagement at Simon Fraser University. In that position, he was responsible for promoting and enhancing SFU’s profile domestically and internationally through the strategic management of SFU’s international partnerships, international visitors, and local diplomatic corps. He also has extensive experience managing international and domestic student recruitment at SFU. Before joining SFU, Yusuf worked in Student Services at the University of British Columbia. Prior to moving to Vancouver, he was a teacher for the Toronto District School Board. Throughout his career, Yusuf has developed programs designed to recruit and retain diverse student populations and has worked to ensure that they are represented within educational institutions. Yusuf holds a Master of Education degree from Simon Fraser University, a Bachelor of Education degree from OISE/University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University.