Brian Van Snellenberg, BASc’64

Brian Van SnellenbergBrian grew up in Vancouver, graduating from Magee High School before enrolling in mechanical engineering at UBC. Following graduation in 1964, he worked for a brief time in England before returning to Alcan in Kitimat, a company where he would work for the next 27 years. In 1967 he moved to attend the University of Western Ontario to get his MBA. He moved several times with Alcan – to Winnipeg, Kingston and Toronto – before moving to Hong Kong in 1986, where he worked in an Alcan joint venture with China for the next two‑and‑a‑half years. Returning to Canada, Brian worked for Alcan for several years in Montreal before taking a job with PowerTech Labs in Vancouver. In 1996 Brian took a job with WorkSafe BC as executive director of Finance, retiring in 2009. During retirement, he and Maria enjoyed travelling in their trailer and Brian continued his interest in photography. Brian passed away October 1, 2016, following a two year battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his wife, three children, their spouses, and six grandchildren.