BCIT recognized for outstanding contribution by international federation

The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) honoured BCIT Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships and BCIT Applied Research with two prestigious Awards of Excellence. The WFCP Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding contributions from institutions whose exceptional initiatives strengthen applied learning and research outcomes.

BCIT Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships was awarded Gold for the Indigenous Education Award which recognizes an institution that has demonstrated its commitment to Indigenous learners and communities, as well as its advocacy priorities and positions related to Indigenous education and skills development.

Kory Wilson right and Tami Pearce left accepting the two BCIT awards in San Sebastian Spain

“We are very grateful for the recognition and for the BCIT team that supports BCIT’s Indigenous Vision,” says Kory Wilson, Executive Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships “We are excited and empowered by all of the great initiatives and commitments from across BCIT which has made BCIT a leader in Indigenous Education”

The Silver for Applied Research and Innovation Award was presented to BCIT Applied Research for demonstrating excellence in addressing real-world challenges through applied research.

“This prestigious award exemplifies BCIT Applied Research’s commitment to help bolster collaboration with industry, faculty, and students, “says Dr. Kim Dotto, Dean, Applied Research and Centre for Applied Research and Innovation “Thank you WFCP for acknowledging our hard work.”

“It was fabulous to see so many people gather in San Sebastián for an inspirational Congress, followed by a celebratory dinner for our awards of excellence winners. The calibre of entry this year was extremely high but our judges were unanimous in selecting our Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners,” says Dawn Ward, Chair, World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics, “It was wonderful to see British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) win two world awards showing they truly are a world-class post-secondary.”

About World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP)

WFCP provides leadership in delivering workforce education for our global economy and is also a key way for Colleges to link with other key stakeholders in the Skills landscape such as Employers, Sector Skills Councils, Industry, Government, Funding agencies, etc to help emphasize our position in the Skills ‘ecosystem’.

About BCIT Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships

BCIT is grateful to have been educating and inspiring learners for over half a century on the traditional lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations. The Institution values its relationship with Indigenous peoples at all levels, across all campuses, throughout the province, and beyond. It also recognizes that post-secondary institutions have a role to play, not only in educating learners and supporting employees, but also in working with others to help improve the lives of all British Columbians and Canadians. Learn more about BCIT Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships.

About BCIT Applied Research

BCIT Applied Research creates innovative solutions to industry challenges and is critical to the growth and success of BC business. Applied research takes place throughout BCIT, from student-led projects to collaborative research programs involving faculty, students, and external partners. Applied research is integral to the Institute’s unique education model – enhancing the student experience through hands-on learning opportunities that solve real-world problems.

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