BCIT Millwright student: From battling cancer to completing the Foundation program

BCIT Millwright Jesse Clark

Jesse Clark never expected he would spend his first year in the BCIT Millwright Foundation program juggling his studies with chemotherapy sessions and doctor’s appointments. But shortly after starting at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Jesse learned he had Stage Four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. “It was all over my body,” says Jesse. His condition was … Read more

Industry Services: 6 ways organizations can work with BCIT students

BCIT industry services

Nothing drives a business forward like a fresh perspective—and that’s precisely what students bring to the table. It’s therefore no surprise that across the province, companies are seizing the chance to work with BCIT students. There are several opportunities for them to do so, thanks to the wide selection of programs co-created by industry, for … Read more

Fireweed: BCIT’s new podcast inspires with stories of resilience and adaptability

Fireweed podcast

During a period of profound adjustment in the way we work, learn, and socialize, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) sets out to inspire with stories of resilience and adaptability on Fireweed. Fireweed is BCIT’s first-ever podcast series that shares stories about people who have preserved in the face of disruption and re-written their … Read more

Teck and BCIT partner to make Burnaby Campus safer using antimicrobial copper patches

Teck and BCIT partner to make Burnaby Campus safer using antimicrobial copper patches

BCIT and Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today announced the installation of more than one thousand antimicrobial copper patches on high-touch surfaces at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Burnaby, BC, the first installation of its kind at a post-secondary institution in Canada. Funded by Teck through its … Read more

A checklist for Fall 2021 start

BCIT mask and PPE on campus

As you have likely heard, BCIT is working to implement vaccine-related protocols including mandatory confidential vaccine reporting for those immunized, and mandatory regular rapid testing for those who choose not to share their vaccination status or to not be vaccinated. In concert with the post-secondary sector, we hope to share these practices as soon as … Read more

Community update from President Kathy Kinloch – Sept 2

In this video update, President Kathy Kinloch welcomes BCIT faculty, staff, and students to the Fall term and provides an update on safety measures in place at our BCIT Campuses, such as the mandatory mask requirement in all indoor public spaces on campus and vaccine protocols coming to BCIT. Welcome to the start of a new … Read more

Update – mask requirements on campus

mask requirements

Following today’s announcement from the Provincial Health Officer, I would like to provide an update on the mask requirements on all BCIT campuses. Masks are now required in all indoor public areas on all BCIT campuses including classrooms, labs, shops, washrooms, study areas, hallways, lobbies, and stairwells. As part of the new provincial vaccine requirement announced as … Read more

Microcredentials are an agile, stackable upskilling offering at BCIT

BCIT introduces microcredentials

As industries grow and adapt to both technological and social transformations in Canadian society, polytechnics work to ensure their program offerings keep pace with a dynamic labour market. One way they do this is by involving industry experts in curriculum design, ensuring programs meet the needs of an evolving workforce.  With increasing demand for mid-career … Read more

BC requests proof of vaccination – Effective Sept 13

Drive through vaccination

Today, the Government of British Columbia announced that proof of vaccination will be required in British Columbia for people attending certain non-essential social and recreational gatherings and events. The new order will come into effect September 13, 2021 and serves as an effort to continue increasing the vaccination rate across the province and to provide confidence … Read more