BCIT celebrates recognition from Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Leaders of Tomorrow program

Congratulations to recent BCIT Marketing Communications alumnus Lester de Guzman for receiving the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (GVBOT) Leadership in Excellence Award. Awarded on September 16 at the 2019/2020 Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Graduation Ceremony, this award recognized Lester for the leadership and collaboration he demonstrated throughout his journey in the LOT mentorship program. … Read more

Province invests in mass timber project for new student housing at BCIT

Province invests in mass timber project for new student housing at BCIT

Students attending the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in the coming years will have access to hundreds of new, affordable, and environmentally friendly on-campus housing beds. “Students throughout the province have told our government the lack of affordable housing has stood in the way of their education and aspirations, and we committed to fixing … Read more

Brett Favaro joins BCIT as Associate Dean, Natural Resources and Environment

BCIT is pleased to announce that Brett Favaro has been appointed Associate Dean, Natural Resources and Environment, School of Construction and the Environment. Brett brings more than a decade of experience as a conservation researcher and educator working with academia and industry to support the sustainable management of natural resources. With strong roots in Burnaby, … Read more

COVID-19 contracted our environmental footprint by three weeks: Earth Overshoot Day 2020

Earth Overshoot Day 2020

When you think about global pandemics and environmental catastrophes, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged. But Dr. Jennie Moore is both optimistic  — albeit cautiously — and practical when discussing the impacts of COVID-19 and the health of the planet. “How do we pivot now, and make sure we don’t recreate mistakes that put us … Read more

COVID-19 mask use on BCIT campuses

BCIT Automotive students prepared for success in the post-COVID-19 workforce

Effective immediately, BCIT is strongly recommending that staff, faculty, students, and visitors wear a non-medical mask in all indoor common areas across all BCIT campuses. Common areas include spaces shared by other people such as classrooms, labs, shops, washrooms, study areas, hallways, and stairwells. Non-medical mask use is recommended by the BC Centre for Disease Control, … Read more

Crafting a better future: how an apprenticeship can accelerate your career

The skilled trades have always been a good bet if you’re looking for a well-paid, in-demand career, and that’s going to continue in the years ahead—both in BC and across the globe. Here at home, our import- and export-based economy, abundant natural resources, and thriving metropolitan centres mean that industries ranging from forestry and mining … Read more

BCIT Instructor receives Visionary Award from Canadian Forensic Nurses Association

Aimee Falkenberg Visionary Award

Congratulations to BCIT Forensic Health Sciences Instructor and forensic nurse examiner Aimee Falkenberg for receiving the Visionary Award from the Canadian Forensic Nurses Association. This award recognizes Aimee for her significant contribution to forensic nursing in Canada. Aimee entered the field of forensic nursing in 2008, when the field was still relatively young in Canada. … Read more

9 cool things you never knew about working in trades

In a short space of time, almost all Canadians have experienced some form of change in their employment. Career prospects, reskilling opportunities, and upskilling are top of mind for many people right now, and some of us are exploring the potential of the trades sector. It’s still a sector obscured by misconceptions. The average person … Read more

Virtual Pulse: meeting the challenges faced with traditional nursing training during a pandemic

Led by the TTA Technology Training Associates and in partnership with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) as the academic lead, the Virtual Pulse project has made the top sixteen list of projects funded by the Digital Technology Supercluster’s COVID-19 program, a $60 million investment to support projects and initiatives that tackle the myriad … Read more