Author Archives: Andrea Bellamy

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 co-op students set to sail the world

North Ocean 102

Want to see the world? Consider a career in Marine. As three cadets from BCIT’s Nautical Sciences program are discovering, the industry can certainly take you places. Deck cadets Robert Mackin-Lang, Nicholas Williamson, and Matthew Mansley are currently in Singapore … Read more →

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Keeping BC’s lights on is rewarding work for Civil Engineering grad

Trevor Scott

“Keeping the lights on” is how Trevor Scott, BCIT Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering graduate, describes his role as a Civil Engineer at BC Hydro. An avid mountain biker, Scott enjoys the opportunity to be among nature while helping … Read more →

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Radio Arts and Entertainment students answer Variety’s call

Telethon

Four Radio Arts and Entertainment students plus assistant instructor Brian Wiebe volunteered at the recent Variety Show of Hearts Telethon. The BCIT students and staff member answered calls with pledges totaling more than $7,900. The telethon overall raised over $6.6 … Read more →

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Engineering solutions for real-world problems

Peter Zielke

“I chose BCIT because the schooling is focused on learning the things you are going to need on the job site,” says Peter Zielke, BCIT Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering graduate. “There is a lot of material that you … Read more →

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Award-winning instructor gets students plugged in to philanthropy

Don Zaklan

Unlike most BCIT faculty, BCIT instructor Don Zaklan doesn’t teach at one of BCIT’s main campuses, nor does he teach post-secondary students. Instead, he trains high-school students in a unique electrical pre-apprenticeship program at Princess Margaret Secondary School in Surrey, … Read more →

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BCIT students and staff dress for energy-saving success

sweater day

As temperatures in British Columbia plummeted, hundreds of BCIT students, staff, and faculty donned sweaters, cowls, and Cowichan cardigans in support of World Wildlife Fund Canada’s National Sweater Day. Wearing a sweater and turning down the heat is a way … Read more →

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BCIT Engineering students take first place in Innovation at Western Engineering Competition

WEC 2014 winners

In the world of downhill mountain biking, derailleurs can easily derail a ride. Extreme conditions often cause rear derailleurs—mechanisms that shift gears on a bicycle by moving the chain from one set of exposed gears to another—to fail, making the … Read more →

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BCIT delivers specialized 3D Animation Production course to students from Brazilian partner school

Picture1. Brazilian students from ESPM School at the BCIT Burnaby Campus.

In January, BCIT International welcomed a group of 11 students and one professor from Brazilian partner school ESPM, a well-known school of design and advertising in Brazil. From sweltering Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the students arrived in wintery … Read more →

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