About Us

Established in 1989, the BC Council on Admissions & Transfer oversees the BC Transfer System, enabling important links between the BC post-secondary institutions, the education ministries, and the public and private education sectors.

BCCAT facilitates admission, articulation, application, and transfer arrangements among BC post-secondary institutions for the benefit of students.


BCCAT provides an integral link between BC post‐secondary institutions, education ministries, and public and private education sectors. Its mandate is to facilitate admission, articulation, and transfer arrangements among BC Transfer System member institutions, as well as to conduct research on student and credit mobility. To fulfill its mandate, the Council engages in the following activities:

  • encouraging institutions to develop policies and practices regarding the transferability of
    post-secondary credit;
  • researching issues pertaining to capacity, demand, and student mobility;
  • recommending policies and practices related to the admission processes for direct entry and
    transfer students;
  • facilitating the development of credit transfer arrangements through oversight of
    articulation committees; and,
  • managing online resources to assist institutions in creating transfer agreements and
    supporting students in their education planning.

Our Team

Robert Fleming

Executive Director & Co-Chair
(604) 412-7795

Prior to his appointment in 2010, Dr. Fleming taught English in several post-secondary institutions & served in senior academic administrative roles. Over his career, he has participated in many provincial, national, international post-secondary initiatives & organizations. His scholarship includes works on literature & composition, curriculum development & review, & post-secondary policy.

Anna Tikina

Director, Research & Admissions
(604) 412-7790

Dr. Tikina brings strong skills in research and policy analysis, extended experience in teaching and project management in academic settings, and familiarity with institutional research in the B.C. post-secondary system. Anna conducts research, and supports and manages research projects undertaken by external researchers for Council.

Mike Winsemann

Director, Transfer & Technology
(604) 412-7792

Mike is responsible for BCCAT’s transfer and technology initiatives, including BCCAT’s Transfer Credit System and the BC Transfer Guide, and oversees all matters related to transfer and articulation. He is a frequent presenter on best practices in technology and student mobility. He has been with BCCAT since 2004 and has a Masters degree in Leadership from Royal Roads University.

Anabella Chun

Committee & Technology Support Coordinator
(604) 412-7791

Anabella supports and coordinates the work of the Admissions, Transfer and Articulation (TAC) and Research Committees of Council and the provincial articulation committees. She provides front-facing support for BCCAT’s Transfer Credit System (TCS) working with PSI partners & their credit transfer agreements. Additionally, Anabella supports BCCAT’s ongoing technology and communications projects.

Adina Dropol

Office Coordinator
(604) 412-7793

Adina facilitates BCTG student inquiries and oversees BCCAT office operations, including financial reporting and budget-related activities. Her previous work experience includes roles at UBC as an Undergraduate Academic Advisor in the Faculty of Arts and Admissions Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in French and a B.A. in Specialized Translation.

Joanne Heslop

Student Transitions Project Manager
(604) 412-7794

Joanne is the Manager of the Student Transitions Project (STP), a collaborative system-wide research partnership involving B.C.’s education and advanced education ministries, public post-secondary institutions and BCCAT. Joanne conducts research studies for the STP to  help advance the understanding of student transitions from high school to post-secondary education, student success, student mobility and enrollment trends in the B.C. system.

Jennifer Kook

Associate Director, Member Services and Engagement
(604) 412-7679

Jennifer brings her odd assortment of experiences & abilities to manage technology projects that facilitate student, data, & information mobility in BC’s transfer system & across Canada. She works with post-secondary stakeholders to develop systems & technologies that better leverage transfer information to meaningfully empower people to prepare and pursue their life goals wherever they reside.

Irene Kuo

Pathways Coordinator
(604) 412-7796

Irene came to BCCAT with a background in academic advising. At BCCAT, she facilitates the development of BCCAT’s program pathway project and supports info research and analysis. She works with post-secondary stakeholders to identify solutions that help enhance the transparency of program pathway opportunities within BC. Irene has a BA and a MPA degree. As an advocate for education, she thrives to serve the diverse needs of post-secondary learners.

Fiona McQuarrie

Special Projects Officer
(604) 412-7682

Dr. McQuarrie conducts BCCAT research projects commissioned by the Transfer and Articulation Committee. She also supports work on BCCAT research projects commissioned by the Admissions and Research Committees, in addition to participating in other BCCAT initiatives and activities. Dr. McQuarrie is Professor Emerita in the School of Business at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Elle Ting

Research & Projects Officer
(604) 412-7680

Elle conducts and oversees BCCAT research projects, and supports policy initiatives and the work of the Council and its committees. Previously, she served in a variety of roles within the BC post-secondary ecosystem, including Education Council Chair and Research Ethics Board (REB) Chair at Vancouver Community College. Her engagement with diverse projects, ideas, and organizations complements her zeal for meaningful knowledge mobilization.

Valerie Yorkston

Communications Officer
(604) 412-7683

Valerie joined the BCCAT team in 2002 shortly after returning to Canada from Durham, England where she obtained her BA and MA degrees. Her experience (both as a student, and as a university employee) ignited a growing interest in the field of education. As BCCAT’s Communications Officer, she oversees the development and distribution of publications and resources, including corporate and promotional pieces. A key component of her role is outreach and engagement, informing system partners and stakeholders.