The BCIT Alumni Association is committed to fostering the success of our 200,000 alumni who are making an impact here and around the globe.
Founded in 1979, the Association is a registered non-profit society governed by a board of volunteer directors and financed by affinity partnerships, sponsorship, and Institute support. Many alumni have dedicated their time, energy, and expertise to serve as volunteers on the Association’s Board of Directors, committees, and other initiatives. Their contributions are greatly appreciated by BCIT.
The Association is supported by the BCIT Alumni Relations Office, which is located at the Burnaby Campus.
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Vision and mission
Vision: A global community of passionate alumni promoting the excellence of BCIT.
Mission: To foster alumni success, give back to our BCIT community, and engage alumni for life.
Board of Directors
The BCIT Alumni Association Board of Directors is key to the Association’s mandate and activities. The board is composed of up to 8 elected directors and Student Association President’s Representative (appointed). Board directors hold a renewable two-year term, with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Interested in getting involved? Contact us to find out more about the Board of Directors.
Emil Bosnjak – President
Marketing Management – Entrepreneurship ’88
Chair, Executive Committee
President, BWireless Communications Inc. & Simplify Wireless
Read more about Emil.
Jennifer Patterson – Vice President
Architectural and Building Technology ’95
Vice-Chair, Executive Committee
Principal/Project Manager, Cityscape Management Ltd.
Read more about Jennifer.
Reshmeena Lalani, CPA, CA – Secretary/Treasurer
Financial Management, Advanced Accounting ’11
Chair, Finance Committee
Member, Executive Committee
Section Manager, High Complexity Audit, Canada Revenue Agency
Founder and CEO, Inherent Diamonds and Jewels
Herb Gill, CPA, CGA – Director
Business Management ’77
Member, Finance Committee
President, CIMS Limited Partnership
Amanda Gomes, P.Eng. – Chair, Engagement Committee
Civil Engineering ’14
Chair, Alumni Engagement Committee
Project Manager, Industrial, Omicron
Read more about Amanda.
Alexandra Gunn – Director
Human Resource Management and Leadership ’16; Project Management ’17
Member, Engagement Committee
Program Officer, Women and Gender Equality Canada
Sean Poole – Chair, Governance Committee
Nautical Sciences – Marine ’09
Chair, Governance Committee
Senior Director, Operations, Seaspan Marine
Read more about Sean.
Michelle Ward – Director
Marketing Communications ’00
Member, Governance Committee
Senior Director, Communications and Government Relations, Canfor
Nolan Nordwall – BCIT Student Association President’s Designate
Computer Systems Technology ’23
Vice President External, BCIT Student Association
Executive Director, BCIT Alumni Association and Director, BCIT Alumni Relations