Minutes, May 6, 2017 Annual General Meeting (download)
Financial statement (pending)
Proposed By-Laws (download)
Nominations (watch for more details)
Angie Bain is Nlaka’pamux from Lower Nicola, BC. She is a researcher with the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and also works on Traditional Use studies, crown land referrals, community planning and cultural heritage projects for the Lower Nicola Indian Band. Angie a Research Associate, Volume Editor and member of the Indigenous Advisory Council on the Franz Boas Paper Project.
Vincent Kwan: executive director, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Vincent Kwan is the Executive Director of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver. Born in Hong Kong, he grew up in Vancouver and has worked in Canada, the US, and China. His professional experience spans across sectors including technology, international trade, and business management. Because of the multicultural exposure and professional experience, Vincent has a unique perspective when managing a cultural organization. He believes that success in the current cultural heritage work requires a new openness to community engagement and creative merger between cultural and economic considerations through collaboration between a wide arrays of cultural stakeholders. Vincent’s commitment to the work of intercultural learning and cultural heritage conservation exemplifies the mandate of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden to bridge and inspire our communities.
Vincent holds a degree in Master of Business Administration from the University of Hong Kong and Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science as well as Biology from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. John Y. Somogyi-Csizmazia is an archaeologist that has worked from the sands of Petra in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the sub-arctic historical site of York Factory on the shores of the Hudson Bay. Mr. Somogyi has over 20 years of diversified international, national and local experience in assessments relating to cultural/heritage resource management and planning in both the private and public sectors. This includes a background in developing and implementing research and resource management planning protocols for various stakeholders and proponents. He has worked closely with various First Nation communities throughout British Columbia. He has recently participated in a report titled “Safeguarding Canada’s Indigenous History and Heritage”. His educational background includes a B.A. in Anthropology and a Diploma in Cultural Resource Management from the University of Victoria. His also has an M.A. in Environmental Planning and Management from Royal Roads University. He also was trained as a Forensic Investigator through the Tarrant County Medical Examiners Officer in Texas and the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy Tallahassee, Florida. He has co-authored several articles on Nabatean burial practices at the archaeological site of Humayma. Mr. Somogyi enjoys working with highly motivated and team-oriented people that look at holistic and creative problem-solving methods in ever-changing and challenging environments.