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A global community of passionate alumni

About Us

The BCIT Alumni Association is committed to fostering the success of our 195,000 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 10 elected and two appointed directors, as well as the Past President (appointed) 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.

Matthew Nolletti – Vice PresidentMatthew Nolletti, Chair, Engagement, smiling in blue jacket.
Business Administration ’12; Business Management ’11
Chair, Alumni Engagement Committee

Sales and Marketing Manager, Pelesys Learning Systems Inc.

Reshmeena Lalani, CPA, CA – Secretary/TreasurerReshmeena Lalani, Secretary/Treasurer, smiling in gray jacket
Financial Management, Advanced Accounting ’11
Chair, Finance Committee
Member, Executive Committee

Manager, International and Large Business, Canada Revenue Agency
Founder and CEO, Inherent Diamonds and Jewels

Abhay Bakshi – BCIT Student Association President’s DesignateAbhay Bakshie
Digital Design and Development ’22

Vice President External, BCIT Student Association

Melissa Billesberger, CPA, CGA – DirectorMelissa Billesberger, Director, smiling in gray jacket
Accounting (Honours) ’08; Financial Management – Advance Tax Option ’02
Vice-Chair, Finance Committee

Controller, RAAMP Hospitality Brands Inc.

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 – Chair, Governance

Human Resource Management and Leadership ’16; Project Management ’17
Chair, Governance Committee

Human Resources and Administration Manager, UBC

Avinaash Kapil – DirectorAvinaash Kapil smiling in blue jacket
Business Administration ’12; Business Management ’11
Vice-Chair, Alumni Engagement Committee

Business Development Manager, Island Key Computer Ltd.

Sean Poole – Director

Nautical Sciences – Marine ’09
Member, Governance Committee

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

Arash Salamati – DirectorArash Salamati smiling in gray jacket
Marketing Management – Professional Sales ’09; Business Administration ’10
Vice-Chair, Governance Committee

Home Financing Advisor, Scotiabank


Emma BergEmma Berg
Acting Executive Director, BCIT Alumni Association and Acting Director, BCIT Alumni Relations

Our sincere thanks to the alumni volunteering as Members-at-Large on board committees: Tim den Engelsen, Jared Fedosoff, and Kevin Liu.