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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.

A message from BCIT President Kathy Kinloch

Photo credit: Dennis Archer

The events in Ottawa yesterday are shocking and tragic and BCIT extends our heartfelt condolences to family and friends of the victim, Corporal Nathan Cirillo, and those members of our community, the Armed Forces, and government who are affected by … Read more →

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BCIT grad’s sitcom in running for CBC’s ComedyCoup

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A down-on-his-luck guy is forced to take a dangerously unpredictable, all-powerful ninja as his roommate. Sound like the plot of a TV sitcom? It is. Or, to be accurate, could be. Written by Jeremy Abbott, a 2011 graduate of BCIT’s … Read more →

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Medical Radiation Technologist’s Association recognizes BCIT faculty and grad

Rachel Bloomfield

Congratulations are due to Rachel Bloomfield, a BCIT Radiation Therapy grad, for achieving the highest mark on the certification exams required for registration with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). Rachel was honoured at the CAMRT Conference this … Read more →

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BCIT’s 50th Anniversary Gala a sold-out success

Kathy Kinloch and Dal Richards

Thirteen hundred guests flocked to the Vancouver Convention Centre the evening of October 6 to mark BCIT’s fiftieth anniversary at a very special fundraising gala. Notable local personalities; key business, political, and industry leaders; public and private sector partners; alumni; … Read more →

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BCIT’s 50th anniversary featured in the Sun

BCIT student Danilo Dal Cengio works in BCIT’s Mechatronics and Robotics lab at BCIT’s Burnaby campus. Photo by Ian Cameron/BCIT.

BCIT’s fiftieth anniversary celebrations and our record of job placements were the focus of a feature story in the Vancouver Sun October 3. The article highlights notable BCIT grad and recently retired London Drugs CEO Wynne Powell as well as … Read more →

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Fab 50 was just fab!


The sounds of Beatles tribute band The Day Trippers echoed throughout BCIT’s Campus Square. Folks garbed in vibrant mini dresses and bell bottoms mingled and marvelled over displays of vintage cars and training equipment. This was the scene at Fab … Read more →

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BCIT is turning 50!


50 years ago, on October 5, 1964, Premier WAC Bennett officially opened the doors to the British Columbia Institute of Technology. We’ll be celebrating this milestone all year long with special events, campus legacy projects, and even a commemorative logo. … Read more →

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Understanding the science behind food and cooking

Andrew Chen

With several years under his belt working in the global food industry, Andrew Chen returned to Vancouver to enrol in BCIT’s Food Technology program. With the goal of gaining an understanding of the science behind food and cooking, Andrew undertook … Read more →

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