More healthcare specialists, better care for British Columbians

New investments in the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) for sonography and cardiovascular perfusion programs will mean more graduates and better health care for people in British Columbia. “Students, healthcare workers and patients have been calling on government to increase sonography training across the province for years, and we are answering that call with … Read more

12 programs to prepare you for BC’s most in-demand jobs in 2020

BCIT-In-demand jobs in 2020

According to WorkBC’s recent Labour Market Outlook report, between now and 2022, over one million jobs are set to open across BC. This growing economy necessitates a skilled workforce, and 78% of new opportunities are going to require a post-secondary education: 44% will expect a diploma or trade certificate and 34% will need a degree. … Read more

On Trend: 6 principles for building a zero energy home

BCIT’s Learning Centre for Zero Energy Buildings offers short, hands-on courses so construction industry professionals can upgrade their skills to meet new energy-efficient building codes. Its Burnaby Campus High Performance Building Lab, developed with BC Housing and BC Hydro, has a house inside a warehouse to practise on indoors, plus portable lab boxes for off-site training in communities across … Read more

BCIT student recognized for work in supporting mental health and wellness

Congratulations to BCIT Business student Paul Irving for being named runner-up winner in the Everyday Champion category of the 2020 Quality Awards, presented by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council. This award recognizes the impact that Paul has made on quality of care for patients in BC. His passion and commitment to improving the … Read more

30 years later: Remembering the Montreal Massacre

On December 6, 1989, a senseless act of gender-based violence at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal claimed the lives of 14 women. This tragedy shook our country and led Parliament to declare December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. This year marks the 30th anniversary since the devastating Montreal … Read more

Bridging maritime education with Vancouver Maritime Museum

BCIT is thrilled to collaborate with the Vancouver Maritime Museum (VMM) in providing enhanced marine education to students at the BCIT Marine Campus. Together, the institutes are working to promote an understanding of the marine industry as a continuum with a past, present, and future. Through this partnership, an array of ship models will be … Read more

BCIT Electric Vehicle Maintenance Training program to launch in early 2020

BCIT-EV Maintenance Training 2020

With support from CleanBC, a new electric vehicle (EV) training program for automotive technicians has successfully completed its first pilot and will be available to the public in 2020. The newly developed EV Maintenance Training Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will make sure the province’s workforce has the skills and training … Read more

BCIT Health Sciences Centre: a new standard for sustainability and wellbeing

BCIT-Health Sciences Centre

Students, staff and faculty at the BCIT Burnaby Campus will soon have a new space to rest, explore and regenerate, with the opening of the Health Sciences Centre in 2021. The Health Sciences Centre will be the first building to be a part of the INSPIRE Campaign. While BCIT has a long history of sustainable … Read more

New Health Sciences Centre breaks ground at BCIT

BCIT-Health Sciences Centre

Healthcare students at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) are one step closer to simulating real-life health care situations in an innovative and flexible space with the official groundbreaking of a new Health Sciences Centre. The centre will provide the simulated healthcare environments that are a critical component of health-sciences education. “This new state-of-the-art … Read more

BCIT researcher using drones to study climate change in Norway

BCIT-Drones climate change Norway

Note to media: If you are interested in interviewing Dr. Eric Saczuk on this research project or drone-related topics, please contact Amy Chen, 778-384-7245. As an avid photographer, traveler, and Geomatics Engineering Instructor at BCIT, Dr. Eric Saczuk frequently integrates his environmental research with adventurous travel to off-the-beaten path destinations. Nearly two years ago, he … Read more