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.
Chapter President 2018-2019
Board of Governors 2017/2018
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
Governor: Peter Sung
Past President: Jay Jagpal
CRC Delegate: Gavin McCallum
CRC Alternate: Peter Sung
Government Affairs (GGAC): Jay Jagpal
Programs: Gavin McCallum / Peter Sung
Membership Promotion: Mo Afshin
Research Promotion: Jay Jagpal
Technology Awards: Randy Stuart
Sustainability: Derek Bartley
Refrigeration: Rob Martin
Honours and Awards: Rob Flipse
Historian: Norm Grusnick
Golf Tournament: Norm Grusnick
Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA): Liam Hilder
Student Activities: Sun Jun Yoo
Website: Yinan Scott Shi
Newsletter Editor: Yinan Scott Shi
Attendance: Ali Zahedi