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

BCIT rallies support for healthcare community

Following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement of a new plan that mobilizes businesses and manufacturers to help fight the spread of COVID-19 and boosts the health sector’s stockpile of medical supplies, the BCIT School of Health Sciences is joining efforts by donating medical supplies and lending out equipment to support the Provincial emergency health and … Read more

Update from President Kathy Kinloch on space closures, events, and work from home

BCIT President Kathy Kinloch

Hello everyone, We apologize in advance for the longer update today following a busy weekend but we have committed to providing information as it becomes available and there are many topics to cover. We have also summarized some of this information in a video with me and Tom Roemer, Vice-President, Academic. Transition to online learning … Read more

BCIT transitioning to primarily online classes as of March 18

Hello everyone, The BCIT COVID-19 Emergency Operations Committee, with members representing functions across the Institute including Academic programs, has been working to develop a plan to transition BCIT’s applied educational programming to remote learning. Given the hands-on and practical nature of BCIT’s unique and industry-based programming, this transition has been complex and multi-faceted. It will … Read more

A message from President Kathy Kinloch – BCIT continues to monitor COVID-19

BCIT President Kathy Kinloch

BCIT and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) continues to closely monitor and share updates about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As of March 2, 2020, BCIT is following BC Ministry of Health recommendations and asking students, staff, faculty, and visitors that: All travellers returning from Iran and Hubei Province, China self-isolate for 14 days upon their arrival … Read more

Athena Pathways launches to train 500 BC women in AI in 18 months

BCIT-Athena Pathways

Increasing British Columbia’s capacity in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science (AI/ML/DS) is of strategic business, economic, and social importance today and will only get more important in the future as every major industry is deeply affected by AI/ML/DS. And yet, BC faces a major challenge in developing its workforce to sustain competitiveness: women … Read more

New BC Access Grant makes life more affordable for students

BCIT-BC Access Grant

BC Premier John Horgan and Minister Melanie Mark were joined by BCIT students and faculty at the BCIT Annacis Island Campus as the Premier announced the new BC Access Grant that will make life more affordable for eligible students pursuing college or university education. “The new BC Access Grant will break down financial barriers and … Read more

BCIT Convocation photos and videos- February 2020

BCIT-Convocation February 2020

BCIT celebrated more than 500 students who crossed the convocation stage this week to join the growing family of 185,000 BCIT alumni who are around the world, in every sector, conquering today’s complex world. As Kathy Kinloch, President of BCIT, shared, “Each of our graduates have played a role in helping us deliver on our … Read more

BCIT supports high school students in STEM with robotics competition

STEM VEX Robotics Competition

UPDATE: Watch CTV News for the competition coverage that took place at BCIT on February 22, 2020. In an ever-changing and increasingly complex world, it’s more important than ever that students develop the skills for critical thinking and collaboration. The VEX Robotics Competition brings science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills to life by challenging high school students … Read more