e31. collaborator: Bonita Bai.

Brina’s Intro: I first met Bonita in my third year at UVic as we were placed in the same cohort. I was immediately drawn towards Bonita’s gentle spirit and her hilarious stories about first coming over to Canada and experiencing some of the cultural differences. Bonita impresses me with how strong of a networker she is as she puts herself out there and is not shy when meeting new people. Bonita is part of the Prodigy Group which is a member of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce . There is not doubt that Bonita clearly understands the “people” side to business which is arguably, the most important part. Even with english as her second language, Bonita is a valuable member of our group and her strong understanding of the Chinese and Canadian culture comes into play as e31. is potentially looking for suppliers in China. With four loud girls, Bonita does just fine speaking up and also is such a good sport as we like to have a lot of fun with each other.

Bonita Bai.


I moved to Canada six years ago from my beautiful homeland, China, and I currently study business at Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria as an international student. This year, I will graduate with a specialization of Entrepreneurship. The longer I study business, the more I feel I am on the right path as the business world brings so much opportunity and hope to work towards my dreams.

Ever since I was a little girl, fashion has been a passion of mine. To me, fashion is not just about fancy clothes, shoes or handbags, it is a way to express your personality for the day, which for me can be: confident, independent, optimistic, and ambitious. e31. excites me because I love being connected with people and sharing my passions with a group of likeminded girls.

Favourite Quote: “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S Elliot

Connect with Bonita on LinkedIn.