BCIT Summer 2020 semester update

Hi everyone, The Provincial Health Officer recently advised the possibility of a gradual relaxation of the restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 crisis. However, given the large size of BCIT and other post-secondary institutions, compared to other entities, we do not expect an immediate effect on our classes. For this reason, for the summer semester (June – … Read more

BCIT and Chartwells partners to provide meals during COVID-19

BCIT and Chartwells partners to provide meals during COVID-19

As communities across British Columbia continue to band together in the fight against COVID-19, BCIT has partnered with campus foodservice partner Chartwells to provide 1,000 meals for those who need it most. To fulfill an urgent request for meals put out by BC Housing, BCIT and Chartwells staff worked in the BCIT commissary kitchen to … Read more

COVID-19 update from President Kathy Kinloch – April 24

Hi everyone, Here’s this week’s video message from Kathy Kinloch, President of BCIT, which will cover: Future learning delivery planning underway with government and other post-secondaries New student funding from the federal government Volunteer week Vince Laxton, Director, BCIT Corporate Services will talk about what’s happening on his team while campuses are closed, including a … Read more

COVID-19 update video from Kathy Kinloch – April 17

Hi everyone, BCIT President Kathy Kinloch provides a video update on the upcoming launch of the Sustainability Vision, health and counselling supports for students, faculty, and staff, and the broad accomplishments of IT Services. We also hear from Monisha Shukla, Director of Service Management on the IT Services team. We hope you’ll take a few … Read more

BCIT alumnus expected to be first in Canada to produce N95 respirators

BCIT Marketing alumnus Jason Zanatta is first in Canada to produce N95 respirators

COVID-19 has impacted our lives but even in a time of disparity, humanity and kindness continues to shine across communities. BCIT Marketing alumnus Jason Zanatta is one of many who has demonstrated resilience and kindness by offering his resources to support others. Jason is a father of two young sons and the CEO of Novo … Read more

BCIT Nursing alumnus-turned-instructor offers support as frontline healthcare worker

BCIT Nursing Instructor Pawan Varaich

In a time when Health Officials are urging people to stay home and practice social (physical) distancing, communities across the country are finding creative ways to share their encouragement and appreciation for the selfless and compassionate healthcare workers who are tirelessly working around the clock to care for those impacted by COVID-19. Our industry partner … Read more

COVID-19 update video from Kathy Kinloch – April 3

President Kathy Kinloch provides a new video update on BCIT’s ongoing response to COVID-19 including her appreciation for your contribution to “flattening the curve”, some notable achievements by the Learning and Teaching Centre supported by ITS, new student emergency funding coming next week, and a fun example of innovation in delivering online learning from one of our … Read more

BCIT Bookstore shows every little bit helps to support our healthcare workers

BCIT Bookstore supports healthcare workers

Communities across Metro Vancouver have been showing their appreciation and support for frontline healthcare workers with nightly applause and cheering from their doorsteps. More companies and organizations are also stepping up to support healthcare workers who are working around the clock to care for those who have been impacted by COVID-19. “When Providence Health Care … Read more

Community update from President Kathy Kinloch

Below is a video message from President Kathy Kinloch providing an update on BCIT’s response to COVID-19 including her appreciation to everyone after our first full week of remote learning and working, the importance of ensuring a safe working and learning environment for all of you, reporting protocol on COVID-19 cases in our community, our … Read more

BCIT Associate VP Jennifer Figner on online learning transition

BCIT Jennifer Figner on online learning transition

Hi everyone, I hope many of you found a way to safely relax a bit this weekend as we all practice our physical distancing. Here is a video from BCIT’s Associate Vice President, Implementation and Integration, Jennifer Figner, who has been one of the key people from our academic team leading the transition to primarily … Read more