Community update video from President Kathy Kinloch – May 22

BCIT President Kathy Kinloch speaks briefly about BC’s Restart Plan and the role we can all play in keeping ourselves and each other safe, and introduces Richard Te who led an initiative to create and deliver “ear savers” for frontline healthcare workers. You might also enjoy the latest BCIT video thanking our healthcare grads for helping … Read more

BCIT Computing student wins hackathon with app that supports survivors of domestic abuse during COVID-19

Canada’s Minister for Women and Gender Equality Maryam Monsef shared that domestic violence rates are rising in parts of the country amid government-directed isolation measures. This alarming issue prompted first year Computer Systems Technology student Mattias Henders to participate in and win his first hackathon at #TogetherVSVirus Online Hackathon against COVID-19 (#TogetherVSVirus). Out of more … Read more

BCIT’s ongoing commitment to safety and educational excellence

Good afternoon, As promised in recent weeks and my video update on Monday, Tom Roemer, Vice President, Academic has now provided an update regarding plans for our fall 2020 term to our students, faculty, and staff. We have been working very closely with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training and other post-secondaries across … Read more

Celebrating our nurses during National Nursing Week

For the past several weeks, loud cheers have been heard from patios and balconies across Canada as communities rallied for a nightly applause to show support and gratitude for our frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, the cheers and clanging of pots and pans will be louder than ever in celebration of … Read more

Newly launched BCIT COVID-19 course sees strong demand from healthcare workers in Canada and United States

BCIT sees strong demand for fast-track COVID19 FEPA course

It’s been a month since BCIT launched Focused Education Preparation Advancing Frontline Registered Nurses (FEPA), an open learning, fast-track education course for frontline healthcare workers to gain specialized skills to care for patients with COVID-19. More than 8,500 healthcare workers across Canada and the United States have registered, with 5,000 learners already completing the course. … Read more