Safety reminder: Masks and face coverings

Safety reminder: Masks and face coverings

For the latest COVID-19 information please refer to the BCIT COVID-19 website. As COVID-19 cases continue to increase across the Lower Mainland, we would like to remind the BCIT community to continue to stay vigilant in practicing COVID-19 prevention. This includes: Staying home if you are feeling unwell. Maintaining two metres physical distance from other people. … Read more

BCIT South Wetland Restoration project brings education to life

South Wetland Restoration project brings education to life for BCIT students

Frogs, birds, critters, and the community now have a newly-built wetland to enjoy on the south end of the BCIT Burnaby Campus, near Guichon Creek. The biodiversity hotspot — constructed by students as part of a three-day field course — isn’t just good for the environment, it’s also a living example of how programs at … Read more

Building BC’s talent pipeline: TRIUMF and BCIT partner to develop unique work-integrated learning program


The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, have partnered to develop an enhanced and multi-faceted work-integrated learning (WIL) program to address the evolving needs of British Columbia’s economy. This unique program will enable broad access to career training and create vast opportunities in a variety of STEM (science, technology, … Read more

Changing careers? These Flexible Learning courses can help you pivot quickly

BCIT Part-time Studies

Workplaces today may be unlike anything we’re used to, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any employment opportunities out there. Our digitally connected world allows people to continue working in productive, meaningful careers even in the midst of economic uncertainty. There are myriad ways to future-proof your career and shift to more relevant, resilient, or … Read more

Burnaby student study and break areas open

BCIT is pleased to announce the opening of three student study and break areas for those who are required to be at the Burnaby Campus: Effective immediately, the Great Hall (SE2-250) will be open for up to 48 students from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday on a first-come, first-serve basis. Effective immediately, … Read more

A new way of seeing with radiography

BCIT Medical Radiography student and instructor

Tanveer Bains won’t forget the first time she operated an x-ray machine in real life. “It was very nerve-wracking,” says Tanveer, a second-year student Medical Radiography at BCIT. “I thought, ‘wow that’s actually that person’s bones’,” she recalls. Her enthusiasm comes across clearly when she talks about the decision to study at BCIT, right after … Read more

Rock solid options make mining a good choice for mature students

BCIT Mining program

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re looking to change course in your career, there’s plenty to unearth in the field of mining — from exploring new terrains to challenging norms. And that’s just scratching the surface, according to Shawna Waberi, an instructor for the Mineral Exploration and Mining program at BCIT. “The career opportunities available … Read more

BCIT Centre for Ecocities receives international award of recognition for its positive impact

Incredible Impacts Award

Congratulations to Ecocity Builders and the BCIT Centre for Ecocities (the Centre) for receiving the 2020 Incredible Impacts Award, presented collaboratively by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the BestCities Global Alliance. The Incredible Impacts Award celebrates international conference legacy initiatives that lead as examples of excellence within the global meetings industry and … Read more

Update on Winter 2021: safe, transformational, and applied education

As students, faculty, and staff have settled into the Fall term here at BCIT, many are asking about how programs will be delivered as they continue their studies and work this Winter. Given the recognized success of our current delivery model, coupled with rising COVID-19 case numbers in many regions and countries, we will maintain … Read more

Trish Pekeles joins BCIT as CFO and Vice President, Finance and Corporate Services

Trish Pekeles, CFO and VP, Finance, and Corporate Services

BCIT is pleased to welcome Trish Pekeles as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President, Finance and Corporate Services. With a diverse background spanning leadership experience in large complex organizations for both the private and public sectors, Trish brings a wealth of experience to BCIT including over 20 years’ experience in finance, operations, and strategic … Read more