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

Goard Way project renews Burnaby Campus

For Francisco (“Cisco”) Arguello, a BCIT alumnus, BCIT’s Goard Way Infrastructure Renewal Project was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. At $11 million, it was a complex, major reconstruction project. The main purpose was to replace the BC Hydro feeder lines, and a receiving station and substation that powered the entire south half of the Burnaby campus. In … Read more

It’s a numbers game: BCIT Centre of Excellence in Analytics launches with celebration of sports analytics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 24, 2014 BURNABY, BC, 24 November 2014:  BCIT announced today at the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum that it has launched a Centre of Excellence in Analytics. The aim of the Centre is to advance knowledge in analytics in response to an increasing demand among businesses for graduates with … Read more

BCIT receives grant to research plant-based medicines

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release 2014AVED0060-001718 November 14, 2014 BURNABY – A new laboratory to research plant-based medicines such as ginseng, hawthorn and elderberry at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) was awarded provincial funding of $368,000. The research infrastructure project at BCIT was awarded the money from this year’s British Columbia Knowledge Development … Read more

Students team up to create digital solutions for healthcare challenges

Healthcare workers may have a deep understanding of the procedures and systems in their profession, but most don’t have the technical skills required to develop new applications that could improve those systems. Enter Hacking Health, an event designed to improve healthcare by inviting technology creators and healthcare professionals to collaborate on digital solutions to front … Read more

Aboriginal Speaker Series wraps with visit from Grand Chief Edward John

Zaa Derik Gammel Joseph

The third annual BCIT Aboriginal Speaker Series has just concluded, having featured a range of speakers focused on the theme of “Supporting Aboriginal Students through Their Education.” The series aims to bridge cultures and create understanding by showcasing speakers that are creating positive change for Aboriginal people. The final speaker in the series was BCIT’s … Read more

BCIT’s Smart Microgrid featured in Globe and Mail

BCIT’s Smart Microgrid project, led by Hassan Farhangi of the Group for Advanced Information Technology (GAIT) in BCIT’s Applied Research department, was recently featured in the Globe and Mail. “Renewable-energy micro grids get smart” looks at how BCIT is advancing the state of practice by applying technologies and creating innovative solutions to industry challenges.

BCIT thanks Cy and Emerald Keyes Charitable Foundation for decades of support

BCIT and students in the Mining and Mineral Exploration Technology (MMET) program recently hosted a Donor Recognition event to thank the Cy and Emerald Keyes Charitable Foundation for its outstanding support over the past 26 years. “We are honoured to personally thank the Cy and Emerald Keyes Charitable Foundation for their commitment to student success … Read more