‘Tidy Ted’ joins the custodial team at the new Health Sciences Centre

Tidy Ted - autonomous floor cleaner

BCIT is welcoming the latest innovative autonomous cleaning robot to campus. Tidy Ted will be arriving to patrol the corridors of the new Health Sciences Centre, keeping the floors clean and polished. Tidy Ted was introduced by BEST Service Pros to service BCIT’s Burnaby Campus. BEST is BCIT’s custodial contractor who deliver cleaning services to … Read more

BCIT INSPIRE Campaign celebrates the soft opening of the Health Sciences Centre

BCIT is excited to celebrate the soft opening of the new Health Sciences Centre on the Burnaby Campus. With generous support from industry leaders and the philanthropic community, the INSPIRE Campaign raised $11.7 million towards the development of the state-of-the-art facility. The Province also provided an investment of $66.6-million into the project. The Health Sciences … Read more

New health sciences centre enhances learning experiences for students

Students studying nursing, MRI diagnostics and other health-care roles will soon be learning in a new, innovative space, with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Health Sciences Centre set to open in September. The new space will support students in 32 health-care programs, and will feature classrooms that enhance learning by simulating real health-care … Read more

New BCIT Health Sciences Centre a healthy space for educating healthcare professionals

Exterior of the new Health Sciences Centre

Wellness is at the heart of the new BCIT Health Sciences Centre (HSC), reflected in healthy design features like lofty open spaces, and thoughtful details, all aimed at supporting education for healthcare professionals now — and in the future. “It’s a beautiful environment for students to learn and for instructors to teach,” says the project’s … Read more

BCIT uses waste from Health Sciences Centre project to ecologically restore part of Guichon Creek

BCIT has completed the ecological restoration of 3,860 m2 of land adjacent to Guichon Creek, using soil dug out as part of the building excavation for the new Health Sciences Centre (HSC) opening this fall. Parking lot O was previously a gravel car park that sat alongside Guichon Creek and because of its position the … Read more

How BCIT is building a sustainable home for health sciences education in BC

BCIT-Health Sciences Centre

The new BCIT Health Sciences Centre (HSC) is set to open in the spring of 2022. The four-storey, 111,460 square-feet building is a state-of-the-art teaching facility designed to foster learning and collaboration across all BCIT health students. This new building is also one of the most sustainable and accessible facilities on campus. Efficient systems Below … Read more

BCIT drone technology maps the development of new Health Sciences Centre

BCIT- New Health Sciences Centre

In the last two years, the new $$88.2M million BCIT Health Sciences Centre has risen rapidly from the ground. Since breaking ground in December 2019, the site has gone from empty lot to a four-storey 111,460 square-feet building on track for completion in 2022. One of BCIT’s instructors has been capturing the entire transformation using … Read more

Looking Ahead: Health Sciences in 2021 and beyond

One could argue that no other sector has been more directly impacted by COVID-19 than healthcare. Students and faculty in the BCIT School of Health Sciences are all too aware of this and have displayed utmost resilience as they adapted to new methods of learning brought on by the pandemic. Looking back over the last … Read more

Health Sciences Centre: Progress update and looking ahead

Side by side image of artist rendering of new HSC building, and photo of current HSC building under construction

The BCIT Foundation is proud to share the significant progress on the new, state-of-the-art Health Sciences Centre, slated for completion in fall 2021. As of September 2020, the INSPIRE Campaign has raised $8.89 million in support of the Health Sciences Centre. “We are closing in on reaching the $11.7 million fundraising goal for the Centre,” … Read more

BCIT establishes important benchmark for Forensic Health Sciences in Canada

BCIT sets important benchmark for Forensic Health Sciences in Canada-Aimee Falkenberg credit Island Health

Forensic nursing may be a relatively young field in Canada but it has become one of the fastest growing disciplines of nursing. Forensic nurses bridge the gap between law and medicine by providing compassionate care to victims of violence and abuse while gathering evidence to support law enforcement. As an early leader in shaping forensic … Read more