Sean Poole elected President of the BCIT Alumni Association

The BCIT Alumni Association is proud to announce that Sean Poole, COO, Vancouver Island Ferry Company, was elected as the Association’s newest President following former President Emil Bosnjak’s retirement at the 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 12. Prior to this, Sean served on the board as Vice President from 2023 to 2024 and … Read more

Alumni discover their personal brand at the 2024 BCIT Alumni Association AGM and Feature Presentation

On June 12, more than 200 BCIT alumni gathered for the 2024 BCIT Alumni Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Feature Presentation at the BCIT Downtown Campus Tech Collider—a next-generation learning space and event venue. The event was the Association’s first in-person AGM since 2019 and it gave attendees an opportunity to reflect on the … Read more

BCIT Trades Entrepreneur Alumni Gives Back

Trades Entrepreneurship Panel speakers

The BCIT School of Construction and the Environment and BCIT Student Association (BCITSA) Entrepreneurial Services had the pleasure of hosting the annual ASK AN EXPERT: Trades Entrepreneurship Panel 2024. This event invited BCIT trades alumni turned entrepreneurs to share critical insight on starting and running a successful business with construction trades students. Joining our panel … Read more

A match made in heaven: 56 years of love sparks three generations of BCIT alumni

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“BCIT was my first love story; Jim was my second,” says BCIT alumna Peggy Waldbauer, Medical Lab Technology, ’67. Peggy recalls that she loved her classes and the memories made with friends on the BCIT Burnaby Campus. Little did she know, her affinity for BCIT would lead to finding her future soulmate, sparking the next … Read more

Magic recipe ignites workplace romance: BCIT alumni Resident Advisors find love on campus 12 years ago

Smiling BCIT alumni Resident Advisors in wedding dress and suite holding toddler

Finding love at BCIT is a story shared by many alumni couples. Meeting someone through work may be just as common, according to a recent Forbes study revealing that 43 percent of the respondents had married someone they met at work. For BCIT alumni couple Carmen Cottini and William Nicholos, the odds of love were … Read more

BCIT celebrates alumni and community named as influential leaders in BC500

Congratulations to all 500 influential leaders who are named in the 2023 BC500 by Business in Vancouver (BIV). The BC500 list profiles 500 individuals deemed to be the most influential business leaders in the province. Among the visionaries, innovators, connectors, and trailblazers who are named in BC500 this year are Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, BCIT President; … Read more

Give thoughtfully with the fourth-annual BCIT Alumni Holiday Market

BCIT Alumni Holiday Market

Find the perfect gift for loved ones and feel great knowing you’re supporting local alumni-owned businesses through the BCIT Alumni Holiday Market. Running November 1 to December 31, 2023, the fourth-annual online market offers thoughtful gift ideas ranging from organic skincare products and Indigenous art to modern home goods and curated vintage clothing pieces. The … Read more

Alumni leaders inspire an entrepreneurial mindset at the 2023 BCIT Alumni Association AGM

Four people in front of BCIT Zoom backgrounds, smiling

On June 15, 2023, more than 110 attendees gathered virtually for the 2023 Online Annual General Meeting (AGM) and special alumni panel presentation, Engage Your Entrepreneurial Mindset. BCIT Alumni Association President Emil Bosnjak welcomed attendees from across the BCIT community including alumni, current and past Alumni Association directors and presidents, the BCIT Leadership Team, the … Read more

Juggling it all: 3 BCIT alumni moms share advice on career success and parenthood

BCIT alumna Susanne Muldon sits between two of her teenage daughters smiling

In recognition of BCIT alumni mothers and all that they do, we’re sharing the advice and inspiring stories of three alumni moms who are excelling in their careers. These alums working in construction, real estate, and business, demonstrate that the skills required to succeed at BCIT—including time management, collaboration, and commitment—are just as transferrable to … Read more

Ask BCIT Alumni: Kelly Heesterman, Director of Sales and Marketing at Meetingmax

Kelly Heesterman

Life is a continuous journey of growth and development. Whether for personal or professional growth, there is always room to improve and advance towards a specific goal. That has been the mission of our successful BCIT Marketing grad, Kelly Heesterman.  Kelly continuously strives to improve not only herself but also encourages those around her to … Read more