Putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. We are committed to ensuring our people — those who make BCIT distinct, are developing while feeling valued, supported, and connected.
BCIT is a people-first organization. We aim to celebrate our employees by sharing their stories through the Our People series. The series features BCIT’s extraordinary employees who share a strong sense of pride and ambition for the Institute and make up our diverse community.
Get to know Annabelle Addems, Campus and Sales Coordinator/Timetabling, Downtown Campus who has been working at BCIT for over 17 years.
How would you summarize the work that you do at the Institute in 15 words or less?
I schedule BCIT classes at the Downtown Campus (DTC) and coordinate with the Events team to create a weekly schedule of events for DTC security and staff. I am also involved with the DTC Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC).
What does winning an Employee Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution mean to you?
It’s very nice to be recognized this way – it means a great deal to me to be appreciated by my wonderful colleagues and that they took the time to nominate me. I couldn’t do what I do without them – it’s a fantastic team and am grateful to be a part of it.
What has been your most memorable moment working at BCIT?
Assisting our developers in creating the new DTC Timetabling Portal. It is just in the testing phase now – very exciting and hopefully will be useful for many years to come!
Share with us how you spend your time outside of work. Do you have any hobbies?
I enjoy going to see live music and playing in a couple of bands in my spare time. “My Friend’s Banned” spoiled me with a new custom-built guitar for my birthday this year – they are amazing!