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.

How to thrive—not just survive—at BCIT

Tatym Schneider

Guest post by BCIT Diagnostic Medical Sonography alumna Tatym Schneider . Enrolling in BCIT was a radical life change for me. Going back to school after quitting my job was more than a little daunting. But I not only survived, … Read more →

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Television students at NAB Show

television students at NAB thumb

Every April, broadcasters from around the world take part in the largest broadcast and media trade show in North America – The National Association of Broadcasters Convention (aka NAB Show).  This year, 27 students from the Broadcast and Media Communications … Read more →

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BCIT Journalism grads honoured at RTDNA awards


Congratulations to BCIT Journalism grads and alumni who won awards at the Radio, TV and Digital News Directors’ Association (RTDNA) BC Regional awards dinner. Those honoured included Jon Streight from News1130, Jessica Gares from CKNW, Chandler Grieve of CTV Vancouver … Read more →

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Awards abound for BCIT students at the 20th Annual BC Skills Competition

Update, September 2014: BC Skills Gold Metal winner Metika Olanriksupak was named to the Top 20 under 40 in Metalworking Production & Purchasing magazine’s second annual recognition program. BCIT students earned top spots at this year’s 20th Annual BC Skills … Read more →

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Presentation Idol helps engineering students hone communication skills

It was an exciting year for the fourth annual Presentation Idol, an event which helps engineering students hone the communication skills that are key in meeting the needs of industry. A competitive first round resulted in an extremely strong field … Read more →

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President Kathy Kinloch on Putting BC to Work

Kathy Kinloch

BCIT President Kathy Kinloch spoke with CKNW’s Simi Sara April 7 as part of Putting BC to Work, a CKNW series in partnership with BCIT and the BC Business Council. The series highlights the dialogue around the economy and employment in … Read more →

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Instructor named Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Peter Levar

Architect and BCIT Instructor Peter Levar has been elected to Fellowship in the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The honour is based on Peter’s service to the architectural profession and his deep impact on the … Read more →

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Putting BC to work

women in trades

Carmen Lawton says BCIT instructors aren’t just teachers, they’re mentors. The Welding student, who works for Seaspan, says BCIT instructors have first-hand industry experience and can give students an accurate idea of what their first job will look like. Carmen … Read more →

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