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A global community of passionate alumni

About Us

The BCIT Alumni Association is committed to fostering the success of our more than 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.

Sean Poole, MBA – President
Nautical Sciences – Marine ’09
Chair, Executive Committee

Chief Operating Officer, Vancouver Island Ferry
Read more about Sean.

Emi Bosnjak in blue jacket smiling.

Emil Bosnjak – Past President
Marketing Management – Entrepreneurship ’88
Member, Executive Committee

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

Amanda Gomes, P.Eng., PMP – Vice President
Civil Engineering ’14
Chair, Alumni Engagement Committee

Senior Associate, Infrastructure BC
Read more about Amanda.

Herb Gill, CPA, CGA – Secretary & Treasurer
Business Management ’77
Chair, Finance Committee
Executive Committee, Member

President, CIMS Limited Partnership

Dr. Candy Ho – Director
Leadership Studies ’07
Member, Engagement Committee

Board Chair, CERIC
Faculty, Educational Studies, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Faculty, Career Development Practitioner Program, Douglas College

Reza Bafandeh – Director
Operations Management ’10; Business Administration ’10
Member, Governance Committee
Member, Finance Committee

CEO, Darwynn Ltd.

Mandy Harris, MBA, BSc, MLT(CG) – Director
Clinical Genetics ’02; Health Leadership ’20
Member, Finance Committee

Director, Mental Health Programs, Iridia Medical

Sergey Bukharov – Director
Information Technology ’17
Chair, Governance Committee

Chief Customer Officer, SkyHive

Mike Battistel – Director
Building Science ’99
Member, Engagement Committee

President, Cascadia Windows & Doors
Instructor, Architectural Building Engineering Technology, BCIT

Cora Bell – Director
Vice President, External, BCIT Student Association


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