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

BCIT Dean receives Outstanding Achievement Award in Education Leadership

Congratulations to Wayne Hand, Dean for School of Construction and the Environment at BCIT, for being awarded the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VCRA) Outstanding Achievement Award in the Education Leadership category. This award was presented to Wayne during the annual VCRA Awards of Excellence event and recognizes Wayne for his volunteerism and dedication in advancing … Read more

BCIT named the Best Digital-Tech School for the second year in a row

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What do the Vancouver Fringe Festival, Grouse Mountain, and BCIT have in common? They’ve all been voted winners in The Georgia Straight’s 24th Annual Best of Vancouver Awards, which recognize organizations across the city in a variety of categories. For the second year running, BCIT is honoured to have received the title of Best Digital-Tech … Read more

2019 BCIT Distinguished Awards photo and video highlights

More than 800 guests attended the 17th annual BCIT Distinguished Awards that celebrated the two recipients of our 2020 Honorary Doctorate of Technology and four recipients of our 2019 BCIT Distinguished Awards. The evening highlighted the passion and excellence of these remarkable individuals and the BCIT values that they embody through their bold leadership. Their … Read more

The race to adapt to a changing job market

Colleges have long proven nimble in the face of disruption, but they’re now becoming more aggressive in their attempts to create the right offerings for a changing job market. “This moment right now is really turning out to be the first big test of Canada’s college system,” says Linda Franklin, president of Colleges Ontario, which … Read more

BCIT announces next-gen centre of applied research and training at close of Ecocity World Summit

Ecocity Centre of Excellence will provide transformative tools for cities and businesses The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) announced the opening today of an Ecocity Centre of Excellence that will advance applied research, training, and guidance in support of cities becoming ecologically sustainable. “There are few more pressing issues today than helping humanity find … Read more

International convention addressing building cities in balance with nature opens Monday

Vancouver is hosting a week-long international ecological conference, starting Monday, which focuses on “building cities in balance with nature.” The Ecocity World Summit, hosted by the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), City of Vancouver and Tourism Vancouver, will be attended by 1,000 delegates, 300 of them speakers, and there will be events open to … Read more

Going to Ecocity 2019 in Vancouver? Don’t miss these 5 activities

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Note to media: If you are interested in interviewing a BCIT expert on Ecocity and/or topics related to sustainability, please contact Amy Chen, 778-384-7245. Please also contact Amy if you would like to attend any of the events below. More than 7-million people across 150 countries rallied for bolder actions on climate change at the … Read more

Think you know healthcare? These 8 programs will change your perspective

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When you think of healthcare, the first thing that comes to mind might resemble a medical drama: a hospital corridor where nurses in scrubs assist patients and their families, while doctors with clipboards hurry from room to room. But medical dramas don’t show the whole story, do they? There are many careers in the healthcare … Read more