President's Message


I am honoured and grateful for this opportunity to be the Chapter President for the 2018-2019 term. I have personally been a member of ASHRAE since 2010 and have found it highly valuable for my career development. This year, I would like to show my appreciation to this chapter by working hard to ensure it is just as valuable to all our members.

Since May, our volunteers have worked hard to organize excellent events and have put a special emphasis on having our speakers discuss local issues and current topics. Some key events I look forward to are Variable Refrigerant Flow at the October 17 White Caps Game, and a visit from ASHRAE President Sheila Hayter in February.

We are also aiming to increase engagement by opening more opportunities. We have welcomed many new volunteers to the board as our existing members continue to grow and accept higher positions in the Chapter and with the Region. Getting involved with ASHRAE is the best way to get the most out of it. If you are ever interested, please let us know!

As I look around the table at our Board of Governors meetings I see all industry segments, all age groups, and all backgrounds – this diversity is what I believe is our strength. We have a very active membership that is as diverse as British Columbia itself. I am proud to serve as President for the term of 2018-2019, and to be a part of this long-engaged Chapter history.

I look forward to seeing you at the next ASHRAE Tour, Dinner Meeting or Board of Governors Meeting, and thank you for being a part of our ASHRAE Chapter.

Baki Cvijetinovic

Chapter President 2018-2019

Member Directory


Board of Governors 2018/2019

President: Baki Cvijetnovic

President Elect: Gavin McCallum

Vice President: Peter Sung

Treasurer: Rhys Gamache

Secretary: Mo Afshin

Governor: Les Pereira

Governor: Rob Flipse

Governor: Chris Collett

Governor: Eric Bradley

Past President: Jay Jagpal

CRC Delegate: Gavin McCallum

CRC Alternate: Peter Sung

Government Affairs (GGAC): Jay Jagpal

Programs: Peter Sung


Membership Promotion: Nick McWhirter

Research Promotion: Jay Jagpal

Technology Awards: Randy Stuart

Sustainability: Randy Stuart

Refrigeration: Rob Martin

Honours and Awards: Norm Grusnick

Historian: Norm Grusnick

Golf Tournament: Norm Grusnick

Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA): Sun Jun Yoo

Student Activities: Mastaneh Yashini

Website: Yinan Scott Shi

Newsletter Editor: Yinan Scott Shi

Attendance: Lindsey Resler / Terry Bowman