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

New supports for post-secondary students this fall

Applications for StudentAid BC, along with the new non-repayable BC Access Grant announced earlier this year, are now open, This up-front grant, along with new funding for students with disabilities, expanded open education resources and online support through BCcampus, will open doors for students to return to school and earn the college or university credential … Read more

New BCIT Artificial Intelligence Management program is the first of its kind in Canada

BCIT Business Information Technology Management program with Artificial Intelligence Management option

Whether it’s organizing supply chains or managing customer relationships, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) systems are used to automate tasks and will have an impact on every sector – from logistics to healthcare, retail, and beyond. While up to 47% of current jobs could be automated by AI, robotics, and machine learning systems … Read more

COVID-19 Go Forward Plan – Program Delivery Modes

Jennifer Figner, BCIT Associate Vice President Integration and Implementation provides an update on the academic portion of the BCIT COVID-19 Go Forward plan, including the Fall 2020 Program Delivery Modes and more information on blended learning models. As we announced last week, just over half of BCIT programs will be delivered fully online this Fall, … Read more

BCIT establishes important benchmark for Forensic Health Sciences in Canada

BCIT sets important benchmark for Forensic Health Sciences in Canada-Aimee Falkenberg credit Island Health

Forensic nursing may be a relatively young field in Canada but it has become one of the fastest growing disciplines of nursing. Forensic nurses bridge the gap between law and medicine by providing compassionate care to victims of violence and abuse while gathering evidence to support law enforcement. As an early leader in shaping forensic … Read more

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

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

Students from the Automotive Technician Foundation program in the School of Transportation are the latest cohort of students to safely return back to their shop on the BCIT Burnaby Campus. In collaboration with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), an extensive risk assessment plan with enhanced protocols has been implemented to ensure the safety of students, … Read more