BCIT celebrates Forensic Nurses Week

During November 6 – 10, 2017, BCIT celebrates Forensic Nurses Week. During this week we recognize the nurses who provide specialized care to men, women, and children who have been affected by violence and abuse. Forensic nurses help meet the physical, emotional, and legal needs of victims as well as perpetrators of violence and trauma. Critically, … Read more…

Joe Newton to be recognized with Faculty and Staff Association Distinguished Alumni Award

Joe Newton

Joe Newton is a Project Leader for the BCIT Product and Process Applied Research Team (MAKE+) and a graduate of multiple BCIT programs. On October 17, 2017, he’ll be recognized at the BCIT Distinguished Awards with the Faculty & Staff Association Distinguished Alumni Award. Joe is renowned for the breadth and strength of both his … Read more…

Kayla Di Bauda to be honoured with 2017 Outstanding Student Leadership Award

Kayla di Bauda

Kayla Di Bauda always knew that she wanted to go into the field of medicine, but finding her way to nursing was part love, part accident. While she was always very interested in the science and biology aspects of medicine, it was the holistic and diverse nature of nursing that drew her to the profession. … Read more…

BCIT shares vision for Canada’s clean energy future

Kim Rudd - clean energy - HPBL

From our Smart Microgrid and Energy Oasis to our Factor Four commitment and the Spartan Control Centre for Energy Education and Research, BCIT has a long record of innovation in the sustainability and clean energy arena. On Thursday, August 3, Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, dropped by our Burnaby Campus to tap … Read more…

BCIT Convocation photos and video – June 2017

Nearly 1,400 newly minted graduates crossed the stage this week to become graduates of the British Columbia Institute of Technology. They join a renowned group of over 170,000 BCIT alumni who—for over 50 years—have contributed meaningfully to the social, economic, and environmental prosperity of British Columbia. Congratulations to all our graduates, their families, friends, and … Read more…

BCIT Professional Sales program seeing record-high demand for grads

Bruce Anthony - Professional Sales

In a recent Leadership Lab piece in The Globe and Mail, titled, “Educational institutes should help students prepare for careers in sales,” author Sonya Mellof argues that educational institutes aren’t doing enough to prepare students for careers in sales. BCIT, however, is an exception. In the article, Bruce Anthony, Program Head, Marketing Management – Professional Sales, is quoted as … Read more…

Indigenous Metal Fabricator program teaches more than a trade

Niki-Jenkins-metal-working

It’s her last afternoon in the BCIT Metal Fabricator Foundation program and Niki Jenkins is putting the final touches on a canoe paddle adorned with Indigenous designs. While the designs may be traditional, the paddle’s material—steel—is not. It’s Niki’s contribution to a group project—a steel canoe with accompanying paddles—her class is working on. Initiated by … Read more…

Forensic Nursing instructor talks to CBC about the signs of human trafficking

Human trafficking is a kind of modern day slavery.  Due to the illusive and violent nature of the crime, human trafficking is extremely hard to accurately quantify. Statistics Canada data between 2009 and 2014 showed there were 396 victims, however experts working to combat trafficking believe these numbers grossly underestimate the number of people who … Read more…

BCIT alumnus weighs in on team’s departure from Google Lunar XPRIZE competition

The sole remaining Canadian team competing for the 20-million dollar Google Lunar XPRIZE has been eliminated. The Canadian team—Team Plan B, which worked out of the BCIT Applied Research facility—was one of 16 shortlisted teams vying for the prize. The decade-long contest, now in its final months, challenges privately funded teams to build and launch … Read more…

Donation fuels student research, reduces energy consumption

Centra donation

At the northeast corner of the Burnaby Campus sits a low-slung, wood-shingled building ringed with green space. Home to the Centre for Architectural Ecology, building NE3 is a hub of activity. Under the direction of Dr. Maureen Connelly, graduate students engage in applied research, using the centre as a living lab for integrating building science and … Read more…