Lisa Chu appointed Dean, School of Health Sciences

BCIT is pleased to announce that Lisa Chu has been appointed Dean, School of Health Sciences. Lisa has more than 20 years’ experience in academic and healthcare leadership, including a decade with the Fraser Health Authority in various roles including Director, Clinical Programs, Older Adult Programs and Director, Site Operations, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery … Read more

Dr. Dean Hildebrand named Dean, School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is pleased to announce that Dr. Dean Hildebrand has been appointed Dean, School of Computing and Academic Studies. Dr. Hildebrand received his BSc (1990) and PhD (1996) from the University of British Columbia’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He has worked in academia since 1997, joining BCIT in 2000 as a faculty member … Read more

Curbing campus carbon: How our new energy management team is tackling greenhouse gas emissions at BCIT

BCIT’s newly formed energy management team has bold plans to reduce the Institute’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by one third over the next four years. With a strong history of projects to build on—from producing the 2017 Carbon Neutral Action Report to introducing Demand-Side Management— a new team of four now sits within Facilities Services. … Read more

2018 BCIT Distinguished Awards photo and video highlights

Over 700 guests attended the sixteenth annual BCIT Distinguished Awards held October 22 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Celebrating the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s 2019 Honorary Doctorate of Technology recipients and four exceptional BCIT alumni, the event highlighted the accomplishments of these remarkably driven individuals and told a compelling story about who we are, what … Read more

From waitress to CEO: How early career experiences shaped one of Canada’s most-recognized leaders

Elyse Allan

Curiosity. Adaptability. An interest in effecting change. These traits—along with a childhood spent contributing to the family business and participating in dinner-table debates—set the tone for Elyse Allan’s future career path. The former President and CEO for GE Canada—and passionate advocate for Canada’s competitiveness—grew up outside of New York City spending summertimes in a town … Read more

Creating change by building bridges: How an Indigenous perspective drives Roberta Jamieson’s life’s work

Roberta Jamieson

Roberta Jamieson says she was fortunate to grow up amongst and be taught by her own people in the tight-knit community of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. “I learned a lot about who I was,” says the President and CEO of Indspire. “Though I went to an Indian Affairs school where they were … Read more

Technologically Hip: BCIT launches speaker series focused on technology and communication

BCIT is relaunching a beloved speaker series. Technologically Hip returns Wednesday, September 26 with a talk titled, “Complex yet clear: How to communicate your work in science and technology.” “When we talk about science or share technical information, we tend to focus on ‘what’ we communicate rather than ‘how’ we communicate,” event organizer and BCIT faculty … Read more

2018 BCIT Distinguished Awards: Recognizing six individuals who are leading in a complex world

On October 22, 2018, BCIT will host the sixteenth annual BCIT Distinguished Awards, celebrating our 2019 Honorary Doctorate of Technology recipients and four exceptional BCIT alumni. The accomplishments of these remarkable individuals tell a compelling story about who we are, what we do, and the impact BCIT has locally and internationally. 2019 BCIT Honorary Doctorate … Read more

Beyond the classroom: Learning environment critical to grads’ success — Paish

CEO of Digital Technology Supercluster praises BCIT on outcome-oriented approach, emphasis on multi-tasking skills CEO of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster Sue Paish told graduating students that the learning environment they have been part of at BCIT has prepared them well for the demands of the rapidly evolving Canadian economy. Paish was one of two business … Read more