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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.

It’s a numbers game: BCIT Centre of Excellence in Analytics launches with celebration of sports analytics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 24, 2014 BURNABY, BC, 24 November 2014:  BCIT announced today at the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum that it has launched a Centre of Excellence in Analytics. The aim of the Centre is to … Read more →

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Thousands flock to BCIT’s BIG Info

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On November 19, BCIT hosted its hugely popular BIG Information Session & Program Expo at the main campus in Burnaby. This free biannual event provides potential students with a unique opportunity to find out more about BCIT’s full-time, part-time, degree, … Read more →

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BCIT student and Canadian National Racquetball Team member balances academics and athletics


Christine Richardson has a busy schedule, even for a BCIT student. The first-year Prosthetics and Orthotics student, who moved to BC from Saskatchewan to study at BCIT, is also a member of the Canadian National Racquetball team. Currently ranked fourth … Read more →

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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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