BCIT partners with industry to integrate augmented reality into trades training

) Instructor Henry Ostermann checking the discrepancies with student Rowen Peters the virtual model overlay against the as-built shop project

FabStation, a new pilot project empowers BCIT students to take steel and metal work beyond the classroom and into the future with the help of augmented reality software, says BCIT Metal Fabrication instructor Henry Ostermann. “I see huge potential,” says Henry. “Augmented reality software help students visualize their surroundings and workspace exactly as they are— … Read more

National Nursing Week: Honouring nurses in the community

BCIT National Nursing Week

This year’s National Nursing Week – May 9 to 15 – recognizes nurses in a patient’s healthcare journey. As reflected in the theme #WeAnswerTheCall, National Nursing Week is an occasion to honour nurses and their dedication, resilience, and compassion in caring for the community. “This sort of acknowledgment and support is important,” says Shelley Fraser, … Read more

What to know about a career as an Environmental Public Health Professional

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Environmental Public Health Professionals (EPHPs) across the country played a critical role in ensuring the health and safety of communities. These individuals are the Health Officers who worked on the frontline to provide education, case and contact tracing, and the enforcement of Public Health Orders. Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, the routine … Read more

What are microcredentials and who are they for?

BCIT introduces microcredentials

The workforce is rapidly evolving, with microcredentials emerging as a powerful tool to provide industry professionals with the knowledge and competencies for high-demand jobs. In the present, microcredentials are expanding across BC and Canada. And in the future, you can expect them to be a common and flexible pathway for recent graduates and industry professionals … Read more

Lillooet Tribal Council partners with BCIT to bring cultural teachings into new Office Fundamentals program

A new BCIT partnership with the Lillooet Tribal Council brings culture — and laughter — into the classroom, and beyond. “Try to bring it out with humour. Make them feel comfortable,” says St’át’imc elder from Qaqy’ten/Sekwel’ and language teacher Linda Redan. “It drops that wall and they start to remember what they’ve heard from other people, … Read more

May is Canadian Jewish Heritage Month

In 2018, Parliament unanimously passed a bill proclaiming that throughout Canada, the month of May is to be known as Canadian Jewish Heritage Month. Canadian Jewish Heritage Month is a time to recognize the contributions that Jewish Canadians have made to Canada’s social, economic, political, and cultural fabric. It is also a great opportunity to … Read more

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Statutory day for remembrance

BCIT Burnaby campus in spring.

On September 30, 2022 BCIT will join public services, post-secondary, businesses, and organizations across the country in recognition of the federal National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. September 30 has long been known as Orange Shirt Day, a campaign founded by residential school survivor Phyllis Webstad. In observance of this day, BCIT campuses and operations will … Read more

Top 5 Chapter in North America: BCIT Marketing Association wins again

BCIT Marketing Association

For the second consecutive year, the BCIT Marketing Association (BCITMA) has been recognized as Top 5 Collegiate Chapters in North America by the American Marketing Association (AMA) at the 2022 American Marketing Association International Collegiate in Chicago. BCITMA was selected from 300 post-secondary chapters across North America. This recognition is a testament to the outstanding accomplishment … Read more

BCIT Trades Discovery instructor: The value of a handwritten note

BCIT Trades Discovery instructor: The hidden value of a handwritten note

Tamara Pongracz, Department Head, BCIT Trades Access, encourages her students to send out handwritten thank-you cards by post, a sure way to stand out in the digital age of emails and online messaging. So when the Trades Discovery instructor found herself on the receiving end of one such dispatch, she was more than a little impressed … Read more

Construction Month in BC: Celebrating the construction industry

20 people in a group photo wearing masks in a construction classroom site at BCIT

BCIT is proud to celebrate the many contributions that the construction industry makes across the province in every community, and every day. With April as Construction Month in BC, it is an opportunity to recognize workers in the construction industry for their efforts in building our community and maintaining structures that keep us safe in … Read more