The race to adapt to a changing job market

Colleges have long proven nimble in the face of disruption, but they’re now becoming more aggressive in their attempts to create the right offerings for a changing job market. “This moment right now is really turning out to be the first big test of Canada’s college system,” says Linda Franklin, president of Colleges Ontario, which … Read more

BCIT announces next-gen centre of applied research and training at close of Ecocity World Summit

Ecocity Centre of Excellence will provide transformative tools for cities and businesses [Vancouver, British Columbia] The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) announced the opening today of an Ecocity Centre of Excellence that will advance applied research, training, and guidance in support of cities becoming ecologically sustainable. “There are few more pressing issues today than … Read more

International convention addressing building cities in balance with nature opens Monday

Vancouver is hosting a week-long international ecological conference, starting Monday, which focuses on “building cities in balance with nature.” The Ecocity World Summit, hosted by the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), City of Vancouver and Tourism Vancouver, will be attended by 1,000 delegates, 300 of them speakers, and there will be events open to … Read more

Going to Ecocity 2019 in Vancouver? Don’t miss these 5 activities

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Note to media: If you are interested in interviewing a BCIT expert on Ecocity and/or topics related to sustainability, please contact Amy Chen, 778-384-7245. Please also contact Amy if you would like to attend any of the events below. More than 7-million people across 150 countries rallied for bolder actions on climate change at the … Read more

Think you know healthcare? These 8 programs will change your perspective

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When you think of healthcare, the first thing that comes to mind might resemble a medical drama: a hospital corridor where nurses in scrubs assist patients and their families, while doctors with clipboards hurry from room to room. But medical dramas don’t show the whole story, do they? There are many jobs in the healthcare … Read more

Career pivot: How to change into a tech-based job

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Are you always keen to learn about the leading edge of tech? Do you have a magic touch for fixing phones and computers? Do you look at a website and know how it could be better? We’re immersed in digital technology all the time—which is exactly why tech skills are what today’s companies are hiring … Read more

BCIT Instructor Jonathan Smyth awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

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Congratulations to Jonathan Smyth, BCIT Instructor for Forest and Natural Areas Management, for being awarded the prestigious Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. Jonathan is recognized for his decades-long exceptional volunteer achievements with Scouts Canada, the BCIT Forest Society, and the Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society, where he supports youth environmental education. Jonathan was one of … Read more

Why high school grads might want to choose a career in the trades

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Caleb Showers-Cornell may not have been an obvious candidate for a career in the trades — at his high school in East Vancouver, he was enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program. It’s advanced placement, typically for students with academic ambitions. “It’s all geared toward getting you ready for university — exposing you to the stresses of … Read more

Traveling with Margaret Atwood to support literacy and wildlife

Margaret Atwood and Danny Catt

(Above, photo credit: Michelle Valberg) As a biologist, world traveler, wildlife photographer, and an instructor for the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation (FWR) program at BCIT, Danny Catt has spent more than three decades working in eco-tourism and adventure travel. Through his role as a naturalist and photographer, he has had the honour of knowing Margaret … Read more

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

Occurring on the last Sunday of September, World Rivers Day is a global event celebrating rivers in Canada and around the world. To mark the occasion, 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 conservationist, … Read more