BCIT COVID-19 vaccination survey results

BCIT COVID-19 vaccination survey results

As we advised the community earlier this fall, BCIT looked carefully into the implementation of mandatory, confidential proof of vaccination and rapid testing requirements among our campus community. One of the critical steps in this exploration was to gauge vaccination rates among BCIT students, faculty, and staff. We did this through a BCIT COVID-19 Vaccination … Read more

BCIT students support RCMP in developing Cyber Learning Resource Portal

BCIT students support RCMP in developing Cyber Learning Resource Portal

In an ongoing effort to expand cybersecurity education across industries while providing applied, real-world experience to BCIT students, the BCIT Centre for Digital Transformation (C4DT) collaborated with the BC RCMP’s Cyber Crime Unit to establish the Cyber Learning Resource Portal. This online learning portal provides frontline RCMP members with cybersecurity training materials, which BCIT student-interns … Read more

Fireweed episode 1: An alternate path

Fireweed episode 1

Humboldt Bronco player Ryan Straschnitzki’s journey from hockey hopeful to accessibility advocate Ryan Straschnitzki knows, first hand, what it’s like to adapt – he’s a survivor of the 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus crash, in which many of his Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club teammates were badly injured, or lost their lives. We talk to Ryan about … Read more

Waterways in our communities: World Rivers Day 2021

World Rivers Day

Millions of people and thousands of events, both physical and virtual, will mark World Rivers Day 2021 on Sunday, September 26 in what has become one of the largest environmental celebrations on the planet. With many of the world’s rivers in a degraded state and facing increasing pressures associated with pollution, industrial development, and climate … Read more

7 signs a polytechnic is the right fit for you

7 signs a polytechnic is the right fit for you

New life journeys start with new life lessons. That goes for recent high-school graduates getting ready for post-secondary education as well as college and university students who want to put the theories they’ve learned into practice. It also holds true for professionals seeking to further their careers, or in some cases, change them. And it’s … Read more

BCIT Millwright student: From battling cancer to completing the Foundation program

BCIT Millwright Jesse Clark

Jesse Clark never expected he would spend his first year in the BCIT Millwright Foundation program juggling his studies with chemotherapy sessions and doctor’s appointments. But shortly after starting at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Jesse learned he had Stage Four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. “It was all over my body,” says Jesse. His condition was … Read more

Industry Services: 6 ways organizations can work with BCIT students

BCIT industry services

Nothing drives a business forward like a fresh perspective—and that’s precisely what students bring to the table. It’s therefore no surprise that across the province, companies are seizing the chance to work with BCIT students. There are several opportunities for them to do so, thanks to the wide selection of programs co-created by industry, for … Read more

Fireweed: BCIT’s new podcast inspires with stories of resilience and adaptability

Fireweed podcast

During a period of profound adjustment in the way we work, learn, and socialize, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) sets out to inspire with stories of resilience and adaptability on Fireweed. Fireweed is BCIT’s first-ever podcast series that shares stories about people who have preserved in the face of disruption and re-written their … Read more

Teck and BCIT partner to make Burnaby Campus safer using antimicrobial copper patches

Teck and BCIT partner to make Burnaby Campus safer using antimicrobial copper patches

BCIT and Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today announced the installation of more than one thousand antimicrobial copper patches on high-touch surfaces at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Burnaby, BC, the first installation of its kind at a post-secondary institution in Canada. Funded by Teck through its … Read more

A checklist for Fall 2021 start

BCIT mask and PPE on campus

As you have likely heard, BCIT is working to implement vaccine-related protocols including mandatory confidential vaccine reporting for those immunized, and mandatory regular rapid testing for those who choose not to share their vaccination status or to not be vaccinated. In concert with the post-secondary sector, we hope to share these practices as soon as … Read more