How to honour World Rivers Day, some thoughts from Dr. Mark Angelo

Occurring on the last Saturday of September, World Rivers Day is a global event celebrating rivers in Canada and around the world. To mark the occasion, Dr. Mark Angelo, Founder of World Rivers Day, Chair Emeritus for the BCIT Rivers Institute, and longtime BCIT instructor, shared his wisdom in honouring this special day. As a devoted … Read more

The 10 in-demand trades jobs in British Columbia

BCIT-In Demand Trades Jobs in BC

Remember back in the day when a fender bender required only basic fixes? Now a simple rear-ender might break your backup cam, which is connected to your head unit display, while also doing a number on your automated steering assist. That means diagnostics and repairs aren’t just mechanical, but digital. And today’s tradespeople need a … Read more

How can climate change impact Canadian concrete infrastructure?

According to an engineer and researcher at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), global climate change is expected to lead to the increased deterioration of concrete infrastructure in Canada in the future. Sudip Talukdar, civil engineering program coordinator in BCIT’s School of Construction and the Environment, did computer simulations of the effect of climate … Read more

BC engineer leads Canadian team in post-Nepal earthquake rebuild

In April 2015, Nepal was struck by a major earthquake of 7.8 (out of 10) magnitude. The damage to people and property was, in the true sense of the term, awesome. At least 9,000 Nepalese were killed, over 22,000 injured and thousands more left homeless. More than 2,500 public buildings and over 500,000 private dwellings … Read more

Meet four entrepreneurs who are working to bring BC to the global stage

From protecting the world’s most precious resource of water to reinventing the future of sustainable energy, our 185,000 BCIT alumni are making globally relevant connections in all sectors of the workforce. They are adding fresh perspectives and are reinventing how we work with industry and peers to drive economic, social, and environmental prosperity in BC … Read more

Tami Pierce joins BCIT as Associate Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships

BCIT is pleased to announce the appointment of Tami Pierce as Associate Director of Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships. Tami joins BCIT with more than 25 years of experience advancing Indigenous education. She holds a Bachelor of General Studies and a Master of Education from Simon Fraser University. A proud Indigenous (Tsimshian) and Japanese woman, Tami … Read more

BCIT interdisciplinary team proposes campaign for discarded sharps

BCIT-Interdisciplinary team proposes campaign for discarded sharps

What happens when we bring together Business and Nursing students at City Hall? The answer is better solutions to complex city challenges. This spring, CityStudio piloted a new kind of collaboration together with BCIT, the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal Health. The project was one of eighteen course collaborations that brought together students and city staff … Read more

Luk receives BC construction month community leadership honours

Marita Luk has won a 2019 BC Construction Month Community Leadership Award. A popular figure in Lower Mainland construction circles, Luk is business development manager in the School of Construction and the Environment (SOCE) at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Luk is well known as an enthusiastic advocate for both BCIT and the … Read more

BCIT graduates empowered, shaping BC, inspiring global progress

BCIT Valedictorian Nic Johnson

Honorary doctorates encourage grads to use education to make the world a better place The vision for the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is to empower people, shape B.C. and inspire global progress. 2019 valedictorian Nic Johnson may just be the embodiment of those principles. “If there’s one thing that I’d like people to … Read more

BCIT Convocation photos and video – June 2019

BCIT June 2019 Convocation

The annual spring convocation ceremonies returned to the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) from June 19-21. Families and friends celebrated over 1,600 students who crossed the stage to become graduates of BCIT. These graduates now join the growing family of 185,000 BCIT alumni who are everywhere, in every sector, conquering today’s complex world. Congratulations to … Read more