A licensed Professional Engineer and certified Project Management Professional with degrees in Civil Engineering (Bachelor of Applied Sciences, University of British Columbia) and Management (Master of Management, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia), Bowinn Ma has a valuable background for the BC Legislature. North Shore residents will also appreciate her academic background in transportation engineering.
Bowinn Ma currently manages terminal expansion and re-development projects at YVR. One of these projects, the award-winning A-B Connector Project, was the largest and most complex major capital project undertaken by the Vancouver Airport Authority.
Bowinn originally entered the workforce in a variety of low wage jobs at the age of fifteen with the Pacific National Exhibition, an employer to which she returned on a part-time and seasonal basis for nearly ten years. As a young adult she spent some time with the Canadian Armed Regular Forces and as a labourer and geological technician at a geological exploration camp in central Yukon. After her time in university, during which she was extremely involved in university politics, she joined a small firm as a project management consultant working on projects in the public health care and public higher education sectors.
An advocate in her personal life, Bowinn focused on issues of civil rights and liberties, social justice, inequality, poverty, and wealth distribution. Bowinn also has a keen interest in environmental sustainability and managing climate change.
Bowinn is the Canadian-born daughter of two Taiwanese immigrants.