Staff Bios

Shams AlibhaiShams Alibhai

Executive Director

Shams joined BCCIC in 2007. Shams has been working with non-governmental organizations for close to twenty years. Prior to joining BCCIC, she was the Coordinator for the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures at Simon Fraser University. She has spent considerable time internationally, most recently in Central Asia with the Aga Khan Development Network. Shams is really enjoying her work with BCCIC and exploring the different communities throughout the province and learning about the many different civil society partners. She is excited about the upcoming winter season and looking forward to cross country and downhill skiing in the winter.

Lynn SlobogianLynn Slobogian

Program Officer

Lynn has been with BCCIC since 2010.  She spent the previous three years with BCCIC member Crossroads International, where she managed their Western Office’s volunteer and public engagement programming, focused in the field of sustainable livelihoods with partners in Bolivia and Canada. Previous to that, she was the Program Manager and then Executive Director of The Marquis Project for seven years prior to moving to Vancouver. Much of Marquis’ work (with partners in Tanzania and El Salvador as well as through public engagement in Canada) focused on fair trade, HIV/AIDS, microenterprise, global economics, and environmental issues, while managing a fair trade food and craft store.

Jeremy Nemanishen

Membership and Communications Coordinator

Jeremy joined BCCIC in October 2011. After completing his undergratudate degree in political science and history at UVic, which also included work with community development organizations and the BC Government through the university's Co-op Education program, Jeremy traveled to England where he undertook his Master of Laws degree (LLM) in International Law and Human Rights. After returning to this side of the world, he interned with Amnesty International in Vancouver where he met members of BCCIC and acted as the Conference Coordinator for Food for All: A Conference on Poverty and Global Food Security, organized by the BCCIC Working Group to End Global Poverty.


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