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 launches Electric Vehicle Maintenance Training program

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Update March 29, 2021: EV skills training now available at three additional colleges  With support from CleanBC, a new electric vehicle (EV) training program for automotive technicians has successfully completed its first pilot and is available to the public. The newly developed EV Maintenance Training program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will … Read more

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

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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

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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

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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

BCIT team wins 2019 SIM Innovator Awards for educational innovation

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Imagine you’re a Health Sciences student learning about the human anatomy. It might be a bit challenging to fully comprehend by simply looking at an illustration in your textbook or an anatomy model. However, with the use of virtual reality (VR), you’re able to step into the body, examine systems close-up, remove pieces and see … Read more

Meet the BCIT team lighting up Lights of Hope 2019

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Every year between mid-November to the beginning of January, the red brick exterior of St. Paul’s Hospital is beautifully illuminated with stars and holiday lights that run from top to bottom of the building. You’ve likely walked by or heard about this spectacular display of holiday lights that lights up annually during the Lights of … Read more

Kathy Siedlaczek appointed Dean, Academic Planning and Quality Assurance

BCIT is pleased to announce Kathy Siedlaczek as the Dean of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance (APQA). In this role, Kathy will provide leadership to advance the quality of the Institute’s academic programs and the success of our students. She will provide direct support for strategic initiatives in the BCIT Education Plan, in particular the … Read more

How BCIT is helping high school students develop business leadership

In collaboration with the Burnaby School District, BCIT’s School of Business, Enactus, and Education Support and Innovation hosted the annual Triple Bottom Line High Schools Business Case Competition for high school students to hone their business and sustainability leadership. This year’s competition took place in October and saw 50 high school students from five Burnaby … Read more

At BCIT, Indigenous youth are driving Canada’s economic engine

  There’s one group in Canada whose growth is quickly outpacing all others: Indigenous youth. Since 2006, the country’s Indigenous population has increased 42.5%—over four times as fast as other demographics—and younger generations, in particular, have seen gains of 39%. These young people are smart, driven, pragmatic, and motivated to join the workforce. But too … Read more