Emil Bosnjak takes helm as new BCIT Alumni Association president

The BCIT Alumni Association (BCITAA) board of directors appointed Emil Bosnjak as president, following their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 11. Emil previously served on the board from 2003 to 2006. “I’m thrilled to return to the BCIT Alumni board as president, and look forward to giving back,” says Emil. “My BCIT education prepared … Read more

From a refugee fleeing persecution in Iran to an award-winning BCIT Civil Engineering student

As a child living in Iran, BCIT Civil Engineering student Moshtagh Mohammadi lived in constant fear. “Growing up, it was hard making friends because as a Bahá’i, you can’t go and tell everyone you’re Bahá’i or you’ll get jailed or thrown out of school,” says Moshtagh, whose family are Bahá’i. “Being super cautious takes your … Read more

BCIT Alumni Association AGM: BCIT grad and entrepreneur Nigel Bennett inspires alumni to change the world

When Nigel Bennett was in his first year of BCIT’s Mechanical Engineering diploma program, his marks were so low that the dean at the time told him he’d have to leave. Nigel begged to stay, promising to do whatever it took to earn that privilege. The dean told him that if he took all the … Read more

Mentees turned mentors: BCIT grads Dom Kwong and Yasamin Alami help steer students on the road to career success

When you look back on your life, can you identify someone who positively influenced your career path? Someone who was instrumental in helping you succeed? If you can, count yourself lucky. Mentorship can be a powerful catalyst for someone who is just starting his/her career. Just ask BCIT alumni Dominique Kwong and Yasamin Alami. They attribute … Read more

BCIT Foundation celebrates BCIT Alumni Association’s long-standing generosity, helping nearly 1,000 students

When it came to her career, Maria Miniyarova had a plan. After high school graduation, she would complete BCIT’s two-year Business Management diploma program, and then earn a Bachelor of Business Administration the following year (her third)—all while maintaining her waitressing job to pay for tuition. Everything was going according to plan until, at the … Read more

Prosthetics is the perfect combination of creativity, technology and patient care for this BCIT grad

“One of my first patients was just two years old,” recalls BCIT alumna and Certified Prosthetist Brittany Pousett of her early days at Barber Prosthetics. “I made her first prosthesis for her, and watching her grow into a confident, rambunctious five-year old is so rewarding.” The field of prosthetics gives Brittany the perfect blend of … Read more

The first graduating classes of BCIT’s Environmental Health program reunite after 50 years

Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon. The child-size electric oven was the popular toy. Tie-dye fashion was the rage. 1969 had many distinctions. For a certain group of people, it marked the year they became the first graduating class of BCIT’s Public Health Inspection (now Environmental Health Public Inspection) program. On … Read more

State-of-the-art aircraft lands at BCIT, taking students’ learning to new heights

A new arrival at BCIT’s Aerospace Technology Campus (ATC) has students’ excitement flying high. Thanks to the Canadian Coast Guard and Steve Mullis, BCIT Aerospace instructor, students now have a Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB) 105 helicopter—valued at approximately $165,000—to enhance their training and give them invaluable hands-on experience. “The exciting part about this aircraft is that it comes … Read more

Ringing in 10 years at Jacob Bros, BCIT grad Scott Jacob proudly unveils a brand-new facility

When you first walk into the foyer of Jacob Bros Construction’s new office building, you are immediately drawn to the vaulted ceilings, the light streaming through the floor-to-ceiling windows, and the harmonious use of natural wood with polished glass and concrete. What you may not notice, tucked up high, is a long, thick rope hanging … Read more

BCIT Alumni Association giving makes a big impact

In 1985, Wham’s Careless Whisper topped the pop charts, Michael Jordan was the NBA’s rookie of the year, the final episode of The Friendly Giant aired on CBC Television, and the BCIT Alumni Association made its first donation to BCIT. Since then, the alumni association has awarded nearly 850 student scholarships and bursaries totalling $945,000, and philanthropic giving adding … Read more