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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.

Grads’ assistive device recognized in report contest

The ibTech device with Gazepoint allows users to control an iPad with their eyes.

BCIT Biomedical Engineering grad (and former Life at BCIT blogger) Don Ta, along with project partner Jeff Shinoki, placed third in a national applied research report contest. Don and Jeff entered their Biomedical Engineering final report, “Simple Switch Interfacing Device,” … Read more →

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Best in Canadian student applied research showcased at BCIT

Nobina Robinson (in yellow), CEO of Polytechnics Canada, and Kathy Kinloch (in brown), president of BCIT, with representatives from Polytechnics Canada member institutions and student presenters.

Eleven student innovators presented applied research projects ranging from a smart phone app designed to store medication data to a remote monitoring system for pump-jacks at the Ninth Annual Polytechnics Canada Student Applied Research Showcase, held November 14, 2014 at … Read more →

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BCIT receives grant to research plant-based medicines

BCIT President Kathy Kinloch, Burnaby North MLA Richard T.Lee, and BCIT Researcher Paula Brown

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release 2014AVED0060-001718 November 14, 2014 BURNABY – A new laboratory to research plant-based medicines such as ginseng, hawthorn and elderberry at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) was awarded provincial funding of $368,000. The research … Read more →

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New online tool launched to match BC apprentices and local employer sponsors

ITA Job Match

NEWS RELEASE Apprentice Job Match Tool to Better Support Job-Seeking Apprentices and Help Increase Continuation and Completion Rates Burnaby, BC – The Industry Training Authority (ITA) and WorkBC today launched a new innovative online Apprentice Job Match tool which will … Read more →

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Interior Design student recognized with Staples scholarship

Meghan Pitt

Business Interiors by Staples, furniture and interior design division of Staples Advantage Canada, has granted academic scholarships to six design students across the country, including a BCIT Interior Design student. The students were selected on their ability to create a … Read more →

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Grads, students, and staff recognized at ASTTBC Annual Gala

Art by Douglas Walker entitled 'Pipe Dream' unveiled... an ASTTBC gift to BCIT at TARC to commemorate BCIT's 50th Anniversary

BCIT featured prominently at the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) Annual Gala Technology Awards & Recognition Celebration November 1. The BCIT Alumni Association was an event partner and BCIT was a presenting sponsor at this event, which … Read more →

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Mission Transition offers civilians opportunity to show support for soldiers

Jennifer Scott

With Remembrance Day just around the corner, Canadians are keen to support Canadian men and women devoted to serving their country at home and abroad. Aside from pinning on a poppy, however, there aren’t many ways civilians can show their … Read more →

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In memory of Jim O’Brien

BCIT is saddened by the passing of Jim O’Brien on October 24, 2014. Jim worked in the Print Services department of BCIT’s Burnaby Campus for many years. He was a quiet man who flew under the radar and was well … Read more →

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