Professional Development Committee

  • Carolyn Holmes, BCMA Council Member and Managing Director Two Rivers Gallery (Committee Co-Chair)
  • Kit Grauer, Professor Emerita of Art and Museum Education, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education (Committee Co-Chair)
  • Scott Marsden, BCMA Council Member as member from Awards sub-committee
  • David Alexander, Head of Partnerships, IT and Digital, Royal BC Museum
  • Hanna Cho, Producer, NGX Interactive
  • Yukiko Stranger-Galey, Exhibits Manager, Beaty Biodiversity Museum


Click here for the Professional Development Committee terms of reference

BCMA Professional Development Committee – Terms of Reference

Approved January 19, 2018


1. Purpose

The Professional Development Committee is responsible for identifying and supporting professional training, peer networking, and educational opportunities for the BC museum community.


2. Role

The Professional Development Committee provides strategic guidance on training, peer networking, and educational program development to the BCMA including: online resources, the Digital Museums Program, annual conference, regional workshops and other educational opportunities.


3. Membership/Composition

Membership will be comprised of current BCMA members. The committee will be chaired or co-chaired by a Council member. The committee will be comprised of not less than four members and not more than nine.


4. Duties and Responsibilities  

Specific priorities include:

  • Development of an Educational Strategy in conjunction with the office, for the BCMA, for 2018-2019
  • Liaising with Conference Committee on themes and program content, ongoing
  • Advising on Digital Museums Studies Program, ongoing
  • Advise on liaising with educational institutions and funding organizations on other professional development opportunities, ongoing
  • Developing opportunities to build professional community, ongoing
  • Guidance on webinars, mentorship, Facebook
  • Liaison with Indigenous Advisory Committee


5. Meeting Frequency  

Every 6 weeks before council meeting, primarily conducted via conference call.    


6. Sub Committee(s):

  1. The Conference Committee
  2. Round-Up
  3. Awards


Conference 2018 sub-committee

  • Nataley Nagy, BCMA Secretary and Executive Director, Kelowna Art Gallery
  • David Alexander, BCMA Past President and Head of Partnerships, IT and Digital, Royal BC Museum
  • Erika Stenson, BCMA Treasurer and Head of Marketing and Business Development, Royal BC Museum
  • Jodi Simkin, BCMA Vice-President and Director, Culture & Heritage, Klahoose First Nation
  • Jordan Coble, Cultural and Operations Administrator, Sncəwips Heritage Museum
  • Laura Wylie, Kelowna Art Gallery
  • Jen Garner, Kelowna Museums


Awards sub-committee

  • Scott Marsden, BCMA Council Member
  • Tammy Bradford, Creston & District Museum and Archives
  • Hanna Cho, Producer, NGX Interactive
  • David Jensen, David Jensen and Associates
  • Luc Demarais, Lead Project Coordinator, Beaty Biodiversity Museum
  • Haema Sivanesen, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
  • Alyssa Tobin, The Exploration Place
  • Lee Boyko, Sooke Region Museum and Visitor Centre


Roundup Editorial Advisory sub-committee

The Roundup Editorial Advisory sub-committee is responsible for advising the Editor and Designer of Roundup Magazine.

  • Kit Grauer, Professor Emerita of Art and Museum Education, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education (Chair)
  • Jill Baird, Curator of Education, UBC Museum of Anthropology
  • Aimee Greenaway, Interpretation Curator, Nanaimo Museum
  • Meagan Sugrue, Web & E-Commerce Specialist, Royal BC Museum
  • Laura Schneider,  Reach Gallery Museum
  • Carolyn Fung, NGX Interactive

Click here for the Roundup Editorial sub-committee terms of reference

Roundup Editorial Committee – Terms of Reference

Updated February 15, 2016


The Editorial Committee is a subcommittee of the Professional Development Committee and is responsible for advising the Editor of the Roundup including:

  • suggesting content, this may also include, if appropriate, making pitches to contacts or providing introductions
  • reviewing a proposed table of content for each issue of the Roundup (four/year) and make suggestions to fill gaps
  • participating in an annual planning session to set themes for each of the four issues
  • helping with development of policy if necessary

The Editorial Committee will meet via conference calls four times per year and in person at the annual BCMA conference once a year with additional communications via email.

The Committee shall be comprised of BC Museums Association members (individual or institutional) of good standing from across the province. The Roundup Editor or editorial team is included in this committee.