COVID-19 contracted our environmental footprint by three weeks: Earth Overshoot Day 2020

Earth Overshoot Day 2020

When you think about global pandemics and environmental catastrophes, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged. But Dr. Jennie Moore is both optimistic  — albeit cautiously — and practical when discussing the impacts of COVID-19 and the health of the planet. “How do we pivot now, and make sure we don’t recreate mistakes that put us … Read more

COVID-19 mask use on BCIT campuses

BCIT Automotive students prepared for success in the post-COVID-19 workforce

For the latest COVID-19 information please refer to the BCIT COVID-19 website. Effective immediately, BCIT is strongly recommending that staff, faculty, students, and visitors wear a non-medical mask in all indoor common areas across all BCIT campuses. Common areas include spaces shared by other people such as classrooms, labs, shops, washrooms, study areas, hallways, and … Read more

Crafting a better future: how an apprenticeship can accelerate your career

The skilled trades have always been a good bet if you’re looking for a well-paid, in-demand career, and that’s going to continue in the years ahead—both in BC and across the globe. Here at home, our import- and export-based economy, abundant natural resources, and thriving metropolitan centres mean that industries ranging from forestry and mining … Read more

BCIT Instructor receives Visionary Award from Canadian Forensic Nurses Association

Aimee Falkenberg Visionary Award

Congratulations to BCIT Forensic Health Sciences Instructor and forensic nurse examiner Aimee Falkenberg for receiving the Visionary Award from the Canadian Forensic Nurses Association. This award recognizes Aimee for her significant contribution to forensic nursing in Canada. Aimee entered the field of forensic nursing in 2008, when the field was still relatively young in Canada. … Read more

9 cool things you never knew about working in trades

In a short space of time, almost all Canadians have experienced some form of change in their employment. Career prospects, reskilling opportunities, and upskilling are top of mind for many people right now, and some of us are exploring the potential of the trades sector. It’s still a sector obscured by misconceptions. The average person … Read more

Virtual Pulse: meeting the challenges faced with traditional nursing training during a pandemic

Led by the TTA Technology Training Associates and in partnership with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) as the academic lead, the Virtual Pulse project has made the top sixteen list of projects funded by the Digital Technology Supercluster’s COVID-19 program, a $60 million investment to support projects and initiatives that tackle the myriad … Read more

A message on the Beirut tragedy

Good afternoon, The news from Beirut over the last couple of days has been shocking and sickening. Our thoughts are with the many people who have lost loved ones, whose friends and family members are injured or missing, the thousands of people and families who have lost their homes, and anyone with connections to the … Read more

Digital Technology Supercluster completes $60 million investment in COVID-19 Program

Suite of ambitious projects develops Canadian made solutions to challenges created by COVID-19 pandemic The Digital Technology Supercluster (the Supercluster) announces the completion of its $60 million investment in the COVID-19 Program, launched in April to contribute to Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19. The sixteen projects announced today round out the Program … Read more

BCIT COVID-19 Safety Update – Aug 5

I hope everyone’s having a safe and enjoyable summer. The Emergency Operations Committee, Safety Security and Emergency Management, Occupational Health and Safety and many others are busily preparing for the launch of the Fall term in September and I thank you all for your support. Last week, both BCIT and the Province of BC released … Read more

Working with industry during COVID-19: BCIT Computing students help non-profit organization improve operations efficiency

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For BCIT Computing students who are adaptable and accustomed to solving complex problems, the transition to a primarily online educational delivery model did not disrupt their applied learning experience. During the COVID-19 pandemic, students Emily DeLisle, Ciara Southgate, Robert Vu, and Bryan Zhang took on a computing industry project to help Pathfinder Youth Centre Society … Read more