A letter of hope to our BCIT community

We made it. The new year is at our doorstep along with a promise of the beginning of the end of the pandemic that locked us in its clutches much of this past year. There’s not much more to say about the world’s shock, horror and struggle in response to COVID-19. I extend our thoughts … Read more

Community update video from President Kathy Kinloch – May 11

large white truck in a large clean white warehouse with 2 employees working on the engine

Today, BCIT President Kathy Kinloch talks about a new video highlighting BCIT’s ongoing educational excellence, National Nursing Week which begins today, and BCIT’s Annacis Island Campus. She also introduces Lee Achtemichuk, who is an instructor in our School of Transportation in the Motive Power group who talks about helping his colleagues move their instruction online. … Read more

BCIT launches Sustainability Vision

BCIT launches the Institute's first Sustainability Vision

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is excited to announce the launch of the Institute’s first Sustainability Vision. The BCIT Sustainability Vision reflects the interests of the nearly 800 students, faculty, staff, and partners who provided their input on sustainability at BCIT, and outlines a path … Read more

BCIT President announces changes to June Convocation in response to COVID-19

Kathy Kinloch, President of BCIT shares a video message for students about changes to BCIT’s June Convocation to protect students and our community while ensuring we celebrate and acknowledge students receiving a credential. We hope you’ll take a few moments to watch this short video, and wish you a healthy and restful long weekend. Stay … Read more

COVID-19 Update Video from Kathy Kinloch – April 9

Kathy Kinloch, President provides a video update on revised plans for Convocation, more information on the newly launched COVID-19 Emergency Student Response Fund, and a new program from the School of Health Sciences and the Learning and Teaching Centre to help COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch the … Read more

COVID-19 Emergency Student Response Fund available for students facing immediate financial hardship

August 2020 update: The COVID-19 Emergency Student Response Fund has ended. BCIT students seeking other sources of financial support are encouraged to contact BCIT Student Financial Aid and Awards for more information. BCIT students experiencing financial pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will benefit from a one-time investment of $3.5 million in emergency financial assistance thanks … Read more

“Business is about people”: How WestJet Chairman Clive Beddoe’s belief in integrity and empowering employees helped WestJet take off

Clive Beddoe

“Business is about people. It’s about relationships. It’s about trust.” So says Clive Beddoe, founding shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors for WestJet airlines. The former real estate developer and director of the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) brought this respect for people—and a belief in letting employees participate in the success of … Read more

In her roots:  Vancouver Chinatown Foundation Chair and Linacare Cosmetherapy CEO Carol Lee on community building and education

Carol Anne Lee

In its heyday, Vancouver’s Chinatown was a vibrant, bustling neighbourhood. On Saturday and Sunday, merchants lined every sidewalk competitively hawking everything from the freshest produce to sweet-charred BBQ meats. For many Chinese immigrant families back then, Chinatown was a community built on reconnecting friends and family and a way to return to your roots. “Roots … Read more

Process before product: How one BCIT researcher’s work is enabling ethical, innovative product development globally

From baby calmers created for BC Women and Children’s Hospital to an electronic starting system for the Burnaby Lake Rowing Club, the news-making products developed by BCIT Applied Research team MAKE+ are often just that: products. But there’s a second—equally important—part of the research team’s focus that often goes without fanfare. Finding collaborative and innovative solutions … Read more