Future of green buildings on display November 9 at BCIT High Performance Building Lab

Members of the public and the BCIT community will get a rare peek at the future of green buildings when the BCIT High Performance Building Lab opens its doors on November 9, 2018 as part of International Passive House Open House Days. BCIT High Performance Building Lab The Lab – one of only three facilities … Read more

From student to advocate: BCIT Carpentry alum Barbara James is a champion for Indigenous women in trades

Barbara James in light brown sweater, smiling

Barbara James is a superstar in the trades sector. A Red Seal Carpenter, BCIT Faculty, and an advocate for women in trades, she is an inspiration to many. The two-time BCIT alum is quick to credit the many mentors—informal and formal—who helped Barbara recognize her own potential and lay the foundation for a career that … Read more

2023 BCIT Distinguished Awards: Honouring five extraordinary leaders

On November 2, 2023, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will host the 18th annual Distinguished Awards, honouring a total of five recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Outstanding Student Leadership Award. Through their exceptional leadership and achievements, this year’s honourees reflect the values of BCIT and are an inspiration in their … Read more

BCIT microcredential supports Ukrainian engineer in transitioning to the Canadian workforce

BCIT microcredential supports Ukrainian engineer in transitioning to the Canadian workforce

For skilled professionals like Olga Gerasymchuk, who recently moved from Ukraine to Canada, microcredentials are an efficient way to upskill for relevant and in-demand skills to support the evolving needs of the workforce. Olga is quickly and successfully transitioning into the engineering field in Canada with the support of the Building Energy Modelling and Simulation … Read more

BCIT recognized as top performer in the 2022 Sustainable Campus Index

BCIT has been recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) as a top performer in the 2022 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI), tying for third with the University of California, Berkeley, in the category of Wellbeing and Work. The Sustainable Campus Index highlights the most sustainable colleges and universities overall … Read more

Seagate President and BCIT alum Scott Comfort says mass timber key to the future of sustainable construction

BCIT alum Scott Comfort

His rise in the construction industry didn’t have a glamourous start or a straight path to success. “My first job in construction was cleaning up garbage on job sites when I was 16,” recalls three-time BCIT alumnus Scott Comfort, now President of the award-winning construction contractor, Seagate Mass Timber Inc. (Seagate). Education and mentorship keys … Read more

BCIT partners with industry on virtual clean-energy training platform for First Nations communities

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), in partnership with Siemens Canada, Denesoline Corporation (Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation’s wholly-owned subsidiary), and the Digital Supercluster, is proud to announce its investment in empowering Indigenous communities by providing an online vocational training program in Clean Energy Power Plants. Many rural northern communities, such as Łutsël K’é … Read more

BCIT Zero Energy Buildings Learning Centre receives Inspired Educator Award

Zero Energy Building

The BCIT School of Construction and the Environment has fostered sustainability in its curriculum and operations for decades, and is now honored to be recognized by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). Congratulations to the BCIT Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB) Learning Centre for receiving the Inspired Educator Award at the 2021 CAGBC Awards. Award recipients … Read more

On Trend: 6 principles for building a zero energy home

BCIT’s Learning Centre for Zero Energy Buildings offers short, hands-on courses so construction industry professionals can upgrade their skills to meet new energy-efficient building codes. Its Burnaby Campus High Performance Building Lab, developed with BC Housing and BC Hydro, has a house inside a warehouse to practise on indoors, plus portable lab boxes for off-site training in communities across … Read more

BCIT an educational leader for the 2032 BC Energy Step Code

Cities in British Columbia have an array of laws governing local building regulations, sometimes leading to confusion and inconsistency. The Province is now taking action to unify green building standards with the implementation of the new BC Energy Step Code, which will take the province to a higher level of energy efficiency. The BC Energy Step … Read more