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

The inaugural class of Honda/Acura automotive technicians graduates

The inaugural class of Honda/Acura automotive technicians graduates.

It was a day of recognition and pride. On Monday, May 8th, BCIT and Honda held a celebration for the first graduating class of the Honda/Acura Automotive Technician Foundation program. Honda approached BCIT to collaborate on a program that would help them get the professionals they needed. As a major employer in the automotive industry, … Read more

Indigenous Metal Fabricator program teaches more than a trade


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

Research funding supports Harrison River restoration

Harrison River Watershed

A major tributary of the Fraser River system, British Columbia’s Harrison River plays host to all five species of salmon. However, many of the Harrison River tributaries no longer support their historic levels of salmon productivity—mainly due to barriers to fish passage, loss of habitat complexity, and invasive species. The Sts’ailes Fisheries Group identified the need for a study … Read more

Find your career pathway with new tool that links BCIT programs to occupations in BC


British Columbia has a rich and diverse economy with a great many career opportunities. For many British Columbians, the sheer number of possible career paths and study options can be overwhelming. Others are simply not aware of how many opportunities exist in this province. Careerbuild is a new online tool that allows people to learn … Read more