The changing face of the modern workplace: Why diversity and inclusion matter at BCIT

BCIT diversity and inclusion

Canada has done something unprecedented. Starting in 2020, corporations will have to disclose the number of women, Indigenous people, individuals with disabilities, and members of visible minorities on their senior leadership teams and boards of directors. In short, our laws are now putting into writing what many companies are already putting into practice. It’s no … Read more

Student Spotlight: Danny Cameron, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering student

BCIT-Danny Cameron Aircraft Maintenance Engineering student

If your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, you’d be lucky if Danny Cameron is close by. That’s what happened to a mom and her kids on a trip in East Harrison. They were on their way camping, but they popped a tire as they were driving down the forest pathway. The nearest … Read more

Digital Technology Supercluster announces 14 new projects to drive Canada’s digital economy

Today, the Digital Technology Supercluster (Supercluster) is announcing 14 new projects with a total investment of $25 million; eight focused on talent development for the digital economy, six in technology. The Supercluster aims to position Canada as a global leader in digital technologies by bringing together small, medium-sized and large companies, post-secondary institutions, research organizations and not-for-profits. … Read more

Province more than doubles Specialty Nursing seats

The provincial government is more than doubling the number of specialty nurse training opportunities in the province by funding 1,000 seats each year at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). This increase will help meet growing demand for care throughout British Columbia. Specialty nurses work in high-skill areas ranging from emergency settings to intensive … Read more

How polytechnics can help Canada achieve its climate agenda

Polytechnics are natural partners in Canada’s fight against climate change. Positioned at the intersection of innovation and talent development, Canada’s Polytechnics are working with businesses and non-profits to aid in the adoption and commercialization of new technologies that reduce Canada’s carbon footprint. For instance, the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s applied research in micro-grid technology … Read more

More healthcare specialists, better care for British Columbians

New investments in the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) for sonography and cardiovascular perfusion programs will mean more graduates and better health care for people in British Columbia. “Students, healthcare workers and patients have been calling on government to increase sonography training across the province for years, and we are answering that call with … Read more

12 programs to prepare you for BC’s most in-demand jobs in 2020

BCIT-In-demand jobs in 2020

According to WorkBC’s recent Labour Market Outlook report, between now and 2022, over one million jobs are set to open across BC. This growing economy necessitates a skilled workforce, and 78% of new opportunities are going to require a post-secondary education: 44% will expect a diploma or trade certificate and 34% will need a degree. … Read more

On Trend: 6 principles for building a zero energy home

BCIT’s Learning Centre for Zero Energy Buildings offers short, hands-on courses so construction industry professionals can upgrade their skills to meet new energy-efficient building codes. Its Burnaby Campus High Performance Building Lab, developed with BC Housing and BC Hydro, has a house inside a warehouse to practise on indoors, plus portable lab boxes for off-site training in communities across … Read more

BCIT student recognized for work in supporting mental health and wellness

Congratulations to BCIT Business student Paul Irving for being named runner-up winner in the Everyday Champion category of the 2020 Quality Awards, presented by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council. This award recognizes the impact that Paul has made on quality of care for patients in BC. His passion and commitment to improving the … Read more

30 years later: Remembering the Montreal Massacre

On December 6, 1989, a senseless act of gender-based violence at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal claimed the lives of 14 women. This tragedy shook our country and led Parliament to declare December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. This year marks the 30th anniversary since the devastating Montreal … Read more