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A global community of passionate alumni

About Us

The BCIT Alumni Association is committed to fostering the success of our 190,000 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. & Simply Wireless


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.


Kiel Landrigan, CIM, CFP – Vice PresidentKiel Landrigan, VP, smiling in blue jacket
Financial Management – Financial Planning Option ’08
Member, Executive Committee

Vice President, Portfolio Manager & Investment Advisor, TD Wealth


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, Aggressive Tax Planning, Canada Revenue Agency
Founder and CEO, Inherent Diamonds and Jewels


Alexandra Gunn – Chair, GovernanceAlexandra Gunn, Chair, Governance, smiling in blue jacket
Human Resource Management and Leadership ’16; Project Management ’17
Chair, Governance Committee

Human Resources and Administration Manager, UBC


Matthew Nolletti – Chair, EngagementMatthew Nolletti, Chair, Engagement, smiling in blue jacket
Business Administration ’12; Business Management ’11
Chair, Alumni Engagement Committee
Member, Executive Committee

Sales and Marketing Manager, Pelesys Learning Systems Inc.


Claire McCallum – BCIT Student Association President’s DesignateClaire McCallum
Business Management ’20; Bachelor of Business Administration ’21
Member, Governance Committee

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.


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


Arash Salamati – DirectorArash Salamati smiling in gray jacket
Marketing Management – Professional Sales ’11; Business Administration ’10
Vice-Chair, Governance Committee

District Manager, BC Division, Tangerine


Ex-officio

Leslie Courchesne, MSc.Leslie Courchesne smiling in gray jacket
Executive Director, BCIT Alumni Association and 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.