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Andrea Bellamy

About Andrea Bellamy

Managing editor of the BCIT Update blog, Andrea is also an award-winning writer and published author. She works in Marketing and Communications for BCIT.

Look up! Boilermaker tower refresh complete

Contrasting paint on steps and railings highlight interesting details.

The Steel Trades’ Boilermaker Tower painting project is complete! This unique and heavily utilized outdoor structure, a fixture at the Burnaby Campus, had not been painted in decades. The new paint work protects the structure from corrosion while giving it … Read more →

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BCIT hosts “Ironworking Olympics”

ironworkers competition

BC’s finest Ironworking Apprentices were not relaxing this past long weekend. Instead, sparks and sweat were flying as they competed in the “Ironworking Olympics” hosted on the BCIT Burnaby Campus in partnership with Ironworkers Local 97. Events included welding and … Read more →

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Introducing the BCIT Alumni Association’s new 2014 Board

Alumni Board 2014 photo

The BCIT Alumni Association elected a new Board at its May 14, 2014 Annual General Meeting. Newly elected Directors for a two-year term: Andrew Murray, Melissa Billesberger, Nicola Gardner, Rashpal Ahluwalia. Appointed for a one-year term, BCIT Student Association President’s … Read more →

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BCIT student is tops in Cisco competition

Ryan Kozak

Computer Information Systems Administration student Ryan Kozak has won the US-Canada theatre finale of the Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders Competition, making him the third BCIT student to place in the top three since the competition’s inception four years ago. Brody … Read more →

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Celebrating the stars of BCIT

Retirees dinner

BCIT honoured long-serving staff and retirees at the Riverway Clubhouse in Burnaby on Thursday, May 1. The annual Staff Service Recognition and Retirement Gala Dinner honours retirees and staff who reached the 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 milestones in … Read more →

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How to thrive—not just survive—at BCIT

Tatym Schneider

Guest post by BCIT Diagnostic Medical Sonography alumna Tatym Schneider . Enrolling in BCIT was a radical life change for me. Going back to school after quitting my job was more than a little daunting. But I not only survived, … Read more →

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Television students at NAB Show

television students at NAB thumb

Every April, broadcasters from around the world take part in the largest broadcast and media trade show in North America – The National Association of Broadcasters Convention (aka NAB Show).  This year, 27 students from the Broadcast and Media Communications … Read more →

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BCIT Journalism grads honoured at RTDNA awards


Congratulations to BCIT Journalism grads and alumni who won awards at the Radio, TV and Digital News Directors’ Association (RTDNA) BC Regional awards dinner. Those honoured included Jon Streight from News1130, Jessica Gares from CKNW, Chandler Grieve of CTV Vancouver … Read more →

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