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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.

BCIT Engineering programs granted accreditation

BCIT Engineering students

BCIT’s Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering received accreditation from the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). The CEAB was established by Engineers Canada to examine Canadian undergraduate engineering programs and accredit those that meet the profession’s high education standards. Graduates … Read more →

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Biotechnology student wins Natural Health Product Research Award

Chris Yan

Biotechnology student Chris Yan was presented the Natural Health Product Research Award at the 11th annual Natural Health Products Research Conference for his scientific poster entitled “GC/MS-Guided Terpenoid Isolation from Essential Oil of Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt.)” Chris has … Read more →

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Aboriginal Speaker Series wraps with visit from Grand Chief Edward John

Zaa Derik Gammel Joseph

The third annual BCIT Aboriginal Speaker Series has just concluded, having featured a range of speakers focused on the theme of “Supporting Aboriginal Students through Their Education.” The series aims to bridge cultures and create understanding by showcasing speakers that … Read more →

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Congratulations, BCIT Class of 2014!

Congratulations, Class of 2014

Over 1,200 BCIT students became BCIT alumni this week, as they crossed the stage at Convocation to signal their official graduation from BCIT. From all of us at BCIT – congratulations on your accomplishments! Check out the photos: June 18 … Read more →

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BCIT celebrates National Aboriginal Day

Honouring our Leaders

June 21 is National Aboriginal Day. As in years past, BCIT is honouring our Aboriginal students, staff, and faculty, and the contributions they have made to the institute and beyond. In anticipation of both Convocation and National Aboriginal Day, BCIT … Read more →

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Mining CEO on why BCIT grads are ready for the real world

Jeff Stibbard speaks to a Mining class at BCIT

Jeff Stibbard is a believer in working hard and in getting it done. That ethic is something he’s put to work with great personal success. It’s also something he now looks for when hiring new employees for his company, JDS … Read more →

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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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