COVID-19 update video from Kathy Kinloch – April 3

President Kathy Kinloch provides a new video update on BCIT’s ongoing response to COVID-19 including her appreciation for your contribution to “flattening the curve”, some notable achievements by the Learning and Teaching Centre supported by ITS, new student emergency funding coming next week, and a fun example of innovation in delivering online learning from one of our … Read more

BCIT Bookstore shows every little bit helps to support our healthcare workers

BCIT Bookstore supports healthcare workers

Communities across Metro Vancouver have been showing their appreciation and support for frontline healthcare workers with nightly applause and cheering from their doorsteps. More companies and organizations are also stepping up to support healthcare workers who are working around the clock to care for those who have been impacted by COVID-19. “When Providence Health Care … Read more

Community update from President Kathy Kinloch

Below is a video message from President Kathy Kinloch providing an update on BCIT’s response to COVID-19 including her appreciation to everyone after our first full week of remote learning and working, the importance of ensuring a safe working and learning environment for all of you, reporting protocol on COVID-19 cases in our community, our … Read more

BCIT Associate VP Jennifer Figner on online learning transition

BCIT Jennifer Figner on online learning transition

Hi everyone, I hope many of you found a way to safely relax a bit this weekend as we all practice our physical distancing. Here is a video from BCIT’s Associate Vice President, Implementation and Integration, Jennifer Figner, who has been one of the key people from our academic team leading the transition to primarily … Read more

BCIT rallies support for healthcare community

Following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement of a new plan that mobilizes businesses and manufacturers to help fight the spread of COVID-19 and boosts the health sector’s stockpile of medical supplies, the BCIT School of Health Sciences is joining efforts by donating medical supplies and lending out equipment to support the Provincial emergency health and … Read more

Update from President Kathy Kinloch on space closures, events, and work from home

BCIT President Kathy Kinloch

Hello everyone, We apologize in advance for the longer update today following a busy weekend but we have committed to providing information as it becomes available and there are many topics to cover. We have also summarized some of this information in a video with me and Tom Roemer, Vice-President, Academic. Transition to online learning … Read more

BCIT transitioning to primarily online classes as of March 18

Hello everyone, The BCIT COVID-19 Emergency Operations Committee, with members representing functions across the Institute including Academic programs, has been working to develop a plan to transition BCIT’s applied educational programming to remote learning. Given the hands-on and practical nature of BCIT’s unique and industry-based programming, this transition has been complex and multi-faceted. It will … Read more

A message from President Kathy Kinloch – BCIT continues to monitor COVID-19

BCIT President Kathy Kinloch

BCIT and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) continues to closely monitor and share updates about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As of March 2, 2020, BCIT is following BC Ministry of Health recommendations and asking students, staff, faculty, and visitors that: All travellers returning from Iran and Hubei Province, China self-isolate for 14 days upon their arrival … Read more

Athena Pathways launches to train 500 BC women in AI in 18 months

BCIT-Athena Pathways

Increasing British Columbia’s capacity in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science (AI/ML/DS) is of strategic business, economic, and social importance today and will only get more important in the future as every major industry is deeply affected by AI/ML/DS. And yet, BC faces a major challenge in developing its workforce to sustain competitiveness: women … Read more