Collaborating with the College Board

The Education Council has joint authority with the College Board to evaluate curriculum, courses, programs, or course credit transferability from other institutions or other departments within NLC.

The Council also has an advisory role to the College Board for other issues, including educational goals and criteria for certificates, diplomas, and degrees.

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Meet our members

NLC’s Education Council is made up of elected representatives from faculty, support staff, and the student body. The council also features (non-voting) administration members and members of the Board.



To September 30, 2023

Ramanpreet Kaur


To October 31, 2023

Bruce McKay, Vice-Chair 2023-2024 (Coordinator of Indigenous Relations and Services, DC)

Brandon Mackinnon (Instructor, Business Management, DC)

To March 31, 2025

Rob-Roy Douglas, Chair 2023-2024 (Instructor, UNAS, DC)

Marissa Thola (International Engagement Coordinator, DC)

Faisal Rashid (Instructor, Business Management, FSJ)

Marcie Lundin (Instructor, CCP, DC)

Sylvia Fraser (Instructor, ABT, FSJ)

Eddie Kristiansen (Instructor, AST, FSJ)

Howard Moody (Instructor, AME, DC)

Support Staff

to March 31, 2024

Lisa Morin (Campus Clerk, TR)

To March 31, 2025

Irina Evseeva (Campus Services Clerk Lead, FSJ)


Dean #1 (Kathy Handley, Dean of Academic and Vocational Programming)

Dean #2 (Rod Cork, Associate Dean of Trades & Apprenticeships)

Registrar (Mary Ross)

Vice President, Academic & Research (Tara Hyland-Russell)


Todd Bondaroff (President and CEO)

Mike Gilbert (College Board Representative)

Meetings, minutes and agendas

The Education Council meets virtually every fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:15pm (except for December, July and August).

View the 2023 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Due Date Agenda Approved Minutes
January 25, 2023 *January 3, 2023 January 25 Agenda January 25 Minutes
February 22, 2023 January 25, 2023 February 22 Agenda February 22 Minutes
March 22, 2023 February 22, 2023 March 22 Agenda March 22 Minutes
April 26, 2023 March 29, 2023 April 26 Agenda April 26 Minutes
May 24, 2023 April 26, 2023 May 24 Agenda May 24 Minutes
June 28, 2023 May 31, 2023 June 28 Agenda June 28 Minutes
September 27, 2023 August 30, 2023 September 27 Agenda September 27 Minutes
October 25, 2023 September 27, 2023 October 25 Agenda October 25 Minutes
November 22, 2023 October 25, 2023 November 22 Agenda November 22 Minutes


NLC has set up Policy and Curriculum Committees to assist the Education Council in its mandate. The committees are similar to the Education Council in their representation and breadth of knowledge.

Become a member of the Education Council

We’re looking for staff, faculty, and students who want to become involved in shaping the educational direction of Northern Lights College.

Add your voice to ensure we have a strong diversity of ideas and opinions. By joining our team, you’ll help us set the processes, policies and overall education environment for NLC.

Education Council Bylaws

Education Council Election Rules

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If you have any questions about the Education Council or are interested in becoming a member, please contact:

Audra Holloway, Assistant to the Education Council
1-866-463-6652 or 250-782-5251 (ext. 1272)