Staff Changes


Wishing Joyce and her husband, Art, much happiness as they prepare for the arrival of Caliah

Joyce has been with FIPA since 2015 as Program Director; she will be taking a year’s leave to start an new chapter in her life. Joyce has been my support and knowledge base during my transition as Executive Director.

She was instrumental in handling the event planning and promotion of our successful Information Summit this year. She has been keeping FIPA organized and on task for the past three years and she will be missed.

I think is safe to say that on behalf of the board and myself, we wish Joyce all best in her new role. We look forward to her return next year.

Welcome Bryan Short as the FIPA’s new Program Director

Bryan Short is the new Program Director of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association. He comes to us with almost a decade of experience working in communications and marketing in the fields of technology and public education.

Bryan has shown his creativity and ingenuity in his working partnership with UBC on the Digital Tattoo Project, an online resource to help students consider their digital identities. He campaigned to create a student privacy bill of rights and launched a podcast and radio show about open access, copyright, privacy and surveillance issues.
Bryan has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Masters in Journalism from the University of British Columbia. Please join me in welcoming Bryan to the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association team.