Bowinn Ma was elected as the MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale in May 2017. Bowinn is the Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink.
The Canadian-born daughter of two Taiwanese immigrants, Bowinn started her working life with the Pacific National Exhibition at the age of 15, where she worked in a variety of part-time jobs to support herself through university for many years. She has also worked as a geological technician and labourer in the central Yukon and was at one point enrolled with the Canadian Armed Regular Forces.
She got her first taste of public service during her time at the University of British Columbia, where she was deeply involved with the student political movement and launched several long-term initiatives that continue to positively impact students today.
After attaining a Bachelor of Applied Sciences from UBC and a Master’s degree in Management from the Sauder School of Business, Bowinn launched her career in project management working with a small firm that provided strategic project management consulting in the higher education and public health care sectors. She is now a licensed Professional Engineer and certified Project Management Professional.
Prior to being elected as MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, Bowinn managed terminal expansion and redevelopment projects at Vancouver International Airport.