Righting a wrong: Reconciliation and Canada’s marine shipping industry

In Canada, the marine shipping industry and Indigenous communities are closely connected along all three coasts, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence. Ships sail through many of the traditional waters of Indigenous peoples and take on and offload cargo on their lands. Wakes and pollutants from ships can harm these areas by disturbing habitat … Read more

A virtual celebration for BCIT Nursing students entering the healthcare community

BCIT Nursing Celebration

Mid-December is the end of examination period for most BCIT students but for 85 Level 6 Bachelor of Science in Nursing students, this marked the completion of their program and the start of their career as an essential worker in our healthcare community. As BCIT is a major provincial contributor of nurses and applied health … Read more

Building Canada’s cybersecurity talent: BCIT partners with EC-Council Canada and Circadence

BCIT partners with Circadence and EC Council

In response to the global cybersecurity talent shortage, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has partnered with EC-Council Canada and Circadence to develop a strong and resilient workforce equipped to solve cybersecurity challenges. “According to the report from Deloitte and Toronto Financial Services Alliances, Canadian executives view the cybersecurity talent shortage as one of the … Read more

Community update from President Kathy Kinloch – Nov 30

President Kathy Kinloch shares a series of success stories that celebrate how schools across BCIT have collaborated with industry to innovate in creating applied education opportunities for BCIT learners and beyond. These practical, industry-focused programs provide learners with the skills to adapt and solve challenges in the rapidly changing workforce. Industrial Network Cybersecurity instructor Roger … Read more

BCIT Safety Update – November 25

Following the BC Provincial Health Officer’s expanded and updated COVID-19 response Orders announced on November 19, the Province announced yesterday that the provincial state of emergency is to extend through to the end of the day on December 7, 2020. The Province is introducing new measures to enforce the Provincial Health Officer’s guidance on mask … Read more

Update on new COVID-19 Provincial Orders – Nov 19

As you may have heard, the BC Provincial Health Officer announced expanded and updated response Orders today to aid in controlling the spread of COVID-19. Effective today, November 19, 2020 at midnight to December 7, 2020 at midnight, the following new Orders will be in place for everyone across British Columbia: Masks are now required for … Read more

President Kathy Kinloch named 2020 Vancouver Magazine Power 50

Congratulations to BCIT President Kathy Kinloch for being named to this year’s Vancouver Magazine Power 50 list. Now in its 20th year, the Power 50 List celebrates leaders who make a great difference in our city and in a wide array of sectors, including healthcare, business, politics, education, tech, the arts, social justice, and beyond. … Read more

BCIT joins Fortinet’s Security Academy Program to address cybersecurity skills gap

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced three Canadian academic institutions that have recently joined Fortinet’s Security Academy Program. The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, and Ontario College of Management and Technology join more than 15 Canada-based academic institutions and non-profit organizations … Read more

New BC Provincial Health Officer COVID-19 response orders announced November 7

For the latest COVID-19 information please refer to the BCIT COVID-19 website. As many of you will have heard, the Provincial Health Officer issued updated COVID-19 response orders today for the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions (with the exception of Hope, the Central Coast, and the Bella Coola Valley). These regions include Vancouver, Burnaby, … Read more