BCIT teams up with BC post-secondaries to help UBC grads in their cap and gown experience

BCIT supports UBC grads

It was late Friday afternoon on November 19 when the University of British Columbia (UBC) contacted BCIT for help as their graduation regalia was stuck in a courier truck due to last week’s storm and would not arrive in time for UBC’s convocation ceremonies beginning the following Tuesday, November 23. When BCIT Senior Events and … Read more

Fireweed episode 5: To tech or not to tech

Fireweed episode 5: To tech or not to tech

Technology itself does not support or enhance learning. It’s the way we use them. Technology in the classroom is nothing new, and it’s always evolving. Innovators like UBC’s Dr. Claudia Krebs are using technologies like virtual and augmented reality to really bring course content to life. At BCIT, James Rout, Associate Vice-President, Education Support and … Read more

The benefits of entering post-secondary as a mature student

The benefits of entering post-secondary as a mature student

If you’ve already started your career, heading back into the halls of academia may feel surreal. But here’s a fact: mature students belong at post-secondary institutions just as much as students who transitioned straight from high school. This is proven by the number of mature students at polytechnics, colleges, and universities across Canada, which continues … Read more

Improving learner access with the BCIT Enhanced Bridge Watch Rating program

Improving learner access with the BCIT Enhanced Bridge Watch Rating program

BCIT is committed to providing flexible pathways to learning, to facilitating reskilling, and to improving learner access—particularly for underrepresented groups. In support of this, the School of Transportation’s Enhanced Bridge Watch Rating (BWR-E) program is open to provide opportunities for women and Indigenous learners to train for exciting careers in the marine industry. With funding … Read more

BCIT Industrial Network Cybersecurity Lab is the first of its kind in Canada

BCIT Industrial Network Cybersecurity Lab

With cybercrime set to cost the world $10.5 trillion by 2025, businesses need to view cybersecurity as an integral part of their digital transformation strategies. The food we eat and water we drink, the petroleum products that fuel our cars and heat our homes, and the electricity that powers our modern society all rely on industrial … Read more

The Little Creek That Could: The story of a stream that came back to life

The Little Creek That Could: the story of a stream that came back to life

Mark Angelo, Chair Emeritus for the BCIT Rivers Institute and longtime BCIT instructor, is a river conservationist, speaker, teacher, writer, and paddler who has travelled more than 1,000 rivers throughout the globe. He is the Chair and Founder of World Rivers Day, now celebrated by millions of people in close to 100 countries. Among his many … Read more

BCIT resources to support your educational journey

BCIT resources to support your educational journey

BCIT takes its commitment to being a people-focused institution and puts it into practice to make student success a priority – because putting theory into practice is what BCIT does best. “Our students are incredible and resilient, taking on some really intense programs because they have amazing career and life goals that they want to … Read more

Fireweed Episode 3: Staying safe in a connected world

Fireweed Episode 3: Staying safe in a connected world

It’s a common story, looking for love online. Cybersecurity experts and IT departments warn us about it, but how seriously do we really take our online security? More time online means more time at risk…or does it? Host Maria Vinca speaks with Derek Manky, Chief of Security Insights and Global Threat Alliances for Fortinet about … Read more

BCIT launches Master of Engineering in Smart Grid Systems and Technologies

BCIT launches Master of Engineering in Smart Grid Systems and Technologies

In an era of global climate change, there is growing demand for sustainability and carbon-neutrality to be at the forefront of business strategies, innovation, and industry. Across Canada, smart grids are widely adopted to ensure safe and efficient delivery of power in an environmentally responsible manner – helping municipalities and energy providers advance their sustainability … Read more