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StudentAid BC: BC 2016/17 Key Changes and Program Updates

Presenters: Randall Gerlach and Stephanie Williams


Randall was appointed in February 2016 as the A/Director of Policy & Program Planning with the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. Randall has over 12 years' experience with Advanced Education working in policy development, program implementation, project management and stakeholder relations. Randall's recent appointment marks a return to Advanced Education following two years with the Ministry of Finance as a member of Treasury Board Staff.


Stephanie Williams is a Financial Aid Advisor at BCIT.  She has worked in the field for 15 years and was a student on the Appeals Committee for a year prior. In addition to being the CASFAA regional representative for BC and the Yukon and Vice-Chair:  Administration for the Association of Student Awards Personnel of BC (ASAP), Stephanie is also a member of the Student Aid BC Policy working group.

Session Description

A presentation and discussion of British Columbia’s policy and operational changes being implemented for the 2016/17 program year, including a dual assessment process for federal and provincial needs assessment.   

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