Founder's Message

Dear Members and Friends,

Past PresidentOn behalf of the Board of Directors of SITE BC, I am delighted to welcome you to our exciting and fast-growing organization. I hope you find this website a useful means of communication for keeping BC's internationally trained engineering community and friends connected.

An all-volunteer organization, SITE BC provides a unique platform for the internationally trained engineers of British Columbia to get together in order to address common challenges and pave their way to a more meaningful contribution to the Canadian economy.

Through the talented efforts of our volunteer-members, SITE BC has been taking decisive strides into several areas.

 Our Membership Services Committee has been successful in establishing a well functioning membership recruitment procedure. Information sessions are being held on a regular basis in order to spread our message among potential members. The registration procedure is facilitated by organizing new-member signup events where applicants are personally guided through the procedure. Beside increasing numbers, the Membership Services Committee is also responsible for creating forums and networking opportunities among SITE BC members to enhance organizational unity and achieve synergy effects.

On the Public Relations front, our colleagues there have done a tremendous job in designing and launching the current website to replace the initial one. The Public Relations Committee is also in charge of developing SITE BC's corporate identity, communication plans and media relations.

Knowledge Development is another important area of SITE BC's activities. The objective here is to provide our members with a conducive environment to exchange and acquire knowledge; technical, managerial, behavioural or even soft skill development. A meaningful theme will be assigned to each knowledge development seminar and competent speakers will be invited.

Corporate Relations Committee has been actively pursuing its objectives of forging relationships with other organizations. These organizations include business and professional associations, chambers of commence, large corporations and the like. The idea is to establish alliances and partnerships with these organizations for the mutual benefit of our members and theirs.

Political and community contacts are also being made at all levels to improve SITE BC's visibility and raise its profile as a key stakeholder in issues related the internationally trained professional community.

Last but not least, I would like to encourage our members to broaden their participation in shaping the future of their own Society. I look forward to working together with all of you for the benefit of our community at large, British Columbia and Canada.

 

Sincerely,

Brian Amouzegar PMP MSc

Past President