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A global community of passionate alumni

About Us

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 DirectorsBCIT Alumni Association 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.


Emi Bosnjak in blue jacket smiling.Emil Bosnjak – President
Marketing Management – Entrepreneurship ’88
Chair, Executive Committee

President, BWireless Communications Inc. & Simplify Wireless
Read more about Emil.


Jennifer Patterson – Vice PresidentJennifer Patterson, VP, in gray jacket smiling
Architectural and Building Technology ’95
Vice-Chair, Executive Committee

Principal/Project Manager, Cityscape Management Ltd.
Read more about Jennifer.


Reshmeena Lalani, CPA, CA – Secretary/TreasurerReshmeena Lalani, Secretary/Treasurer, smiling in gray jacket
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 – DirectorHerb Gill
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, Chair, Governance, smiling in blue jacket

Alexandra Gunn – Director

Human Resource Management and Leadership ’16; Project Management ’17
Member, Engagement Committee

Program Officer, Women and Gender Equality Canada


Sean Poole – Director

Nautical Sciences – Marine ’09
Member, Governance Committee

Senior Director, Operations, Seaspan Marine
Read more about Sean.


Michelle Ward

Michelle Ward – Director

Marketing Communications ’00
Member, Governance Committee

Senior Director, Communications and Government Relations, Canfor


Nolan Nordwall – BCIT Student Association President’s DesignateNolan Nordwall
Computer Systems Technology ’23

Vice President External, BCIT Student Association


Ex-officio

Lisa Jung
Executive Director, BCIT Alumni Association and Director, BCIT Alumni Relations