BCRIMA President's Letter

Hello and  Welcome!

BCRIMA members are grateful to live, work, play and be connected with people from across many traditional and unceded territories, spanning all regions of British Columbia and the Yukon.  We are honoured to live on these lands and are committed to building relationships in our communities and through our connections in the Risk and Insurance industry.

I would like to thank our members and Board for their involvement and continued support over the past number of months, while we re-organize and get the momentum rolling forward.  With the roster changes that have occurred due to various factors, I am honoured  to be serving as the Chapter’s President again in this 2023/2024 term. 

Each acting Board member has reviewed and submitted a Commitment and Confidentiality Agreement, renewing their pledge to serve our Chapter and its members with the utmost of professionalism and candor. Our Chapter is working with RIMS to collaborate in updating bylaws, processes and positions to ensure inclusivity and evolve with the challenges the world has faced in the past number of years and to continue to be relevant in these changing times.

Without volunteers we would not be able to set and accomplish our goals.  On that note, I would like to thank and introduce you to the incoming 2023 / 2024 BCRIMA Board of Directors team; 

President , Membership Engagement, So-Fun Committee Chair – Janiece Savien-Brown  (jsavien-brown@bflcanada.ca)

Vice President & Advocacy Director – Malerie Kostiuk (mkostiuk@capstonecopper.com)

Secretary – Thomas Ng (TNg1@richmond.ca)

Treasurer & Facilities Director – Sandra Mayo (SMayo@miabc.org)

Education / Programming – Gloria Gao  (Gloria.Gao@colliers.com)

Webmaster –  Nicole Lyne (nicole.lyne@hubinternational.com) / BritTtnee Cox (birittneealexandra@gmail.com)

RCC Delegate – Lance Kayfish (LKayfish@kelowna.ca)

Student Director – Jared Cummins (jcummins11@my.bcit.ca)

Director at Large – Shaun Sinclair (Shaun_Sinclair@bcit.ca)

Director at Large – Stephanie Smith (smsmith@uvic.ca)

Director at Large – Denise Peters (Denise.Peters@twu.ca)

Director at Large – Sarah Morris (Sarah.Morris@icbc.com

Thank you to all who give of themselves and their time to support the BCRIMA Chapter.  Without everyone pitching in, we would not be where we are today.  There are a number of initiatives BCRIMA is looking to spearhead this year; #WestCoastLegacyChallenge,  #spokes, education sessions, golf event, dart tournament, DE&I, advocacy through education and more!  I look forward to what the year ahead has in store!

Please consider getting involved in one of the many events you will see this year, or on a committee, or simply to attend an event and bring a Risk Management colleague or #risingriskprofessional to a networking event.

#stayconnected and follow us on social media @BCRIMA1 on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter  -  If you have suggestions – please reach out!!  Looking forward to seeing you at our in person events !!


Janiece Savien-Brown, ACIP

President, Membership Engagement & So-Fun Committee 2023/2024







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Events Calendar



    What is the Coast to Coast (C2C) Risk Management Legacy Challenge?
    - A post-secondary team challenge to develop & present a comprehensive Risk Management report based on the Case study presented by Fraser Health
    - This challenge is in honor of those Risk Management Professionals who came before us, who are working in the industry & giving of themselves to encourage, mentor & support their colleagues & rising risk professionals without pause.
    - Real-world risk management experience
    - Opportunity to win prizes and represent your school
    - Networking with industry professionals
    - Recognition on a national stage
    - Each team consists of 3 or 4 full-time Risk Management / Insurance / Business students and 1 faculty advisor

    Application Deadline
    - February 16, 2024
    Case Study Distributed
    - February 29, 2024
    Q & A with Fraser Health
    - March 13 or 14, 2024
    10 Page Report Due
    - April 3, 2024
    Top 6 Notified
    - April 12, 2024
    Preliminary Round 
    - September 6, 2024
    Top 3 Announced
    - September 13, 2024
    Final Round
    - October 7 or 8, 2024

    For more information, contact Janiece Savien-Brown or Javier (Hobby) Pardo via legacychallenge2024@gmail.com.

Dart Tournament Pictures