On Trend: 6 principles for building a zero energy home

BCIT’s Learning Centre for Zero Energy Buildings offers short, hands-on courses so construction industry professionals can upgrade their skills to meet new energy-efficient building codes. Its Burnaby Campus High Performance Building Lab, developed with BC Housing and BC Hydro, has a house inside a warehouse to practise on indoors, plus portable lab boxes for off-site training in communities across … Read more

BCIT student recognized for work in supporting mental health and wellness

Congratulations to BCIT Business student Paul Irving for being named runner-up winner in the Everyday Champion category of the 2020 Quality Awards, presented by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council. This award recognizes the impact that Paul has made on quality of care for patients in BC. His passion and commitment to improving the … Read more

30 years later: Remembering the Montreal Massacre

On December 6, 1989, a senseless act of gender-based violence at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal claimed the lives of 14 women. This tragedy shook our country and led Parliament to declare December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. This year marks the 30th anniversary since the devastating Montreal … Read more

Bridging maritime education with Vancouver Maritime Museum

BCIT is thrilled to collaborate with the Vancouver Maritime Museum (VMM) in providing enhanced marine education to students at the BCIT Marine Campus. Together, the institutes are working to promote an understanding of the marine industry as a continuum with a past, present, and future. Through this partnership, an array of ship models will be … Read more

BCIT Electric Vehicle Maintenance Training program to launch in early 2020

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With support from CleanBC, a new electric vehicle (EV) training program for automotive technicians has successfully completed its first pilot and will be available to the public in 2020. The newly developed EV Maintenance Training Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will make sure the province’s workforce has the skills and training … Read more

BCIT Health Sciences Centre: a new standard for sustainability and wellbeing

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Students, staff and faculty at the BCIT Burnaby Campus will soon have a new space to rest, explore and regenerate, with the opening of the Health Sciences Centre in 2021. The Health Sciences Centre will be the first building to be a part of the INSPIRE Campaign. While BCIT has a long history of sustainable … Read more

New Health Sciences Centre breaks ground at BCIT

BCIT-Health Sciences Centre

Healthcare students at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) are one step closer to simulating real-life health care situations in an innovative and flexible space with the official groundbreaking of a new Health Sciences Centre. The centre will provide the simulated healthcare environments that are a critical component of health-sciences education. “This new state-of-the-art … Read more

BCIT researcher using drones to study climate change in Norway

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Note to media: If you are interested in interviewing Dr. Eric Saczuk on this research project or drone-related topics, please contact Amy Chen, 778-384-7245. As an avid photographer, traveler, and Geomatics Engineering Instructor at BCIT, Dr. Eric Saczuk frequently integrates his environmental research with adventurous travel to off-the-beaten path destinations. Nearly two years ago, he … Read more

BCIT team wins 2019 SIM Innovator Awards for educational innovation

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Imagine you’re a Health Sciences student learning about the human anatomy. It might be a bit challenging to fully comprehend by simply looking at an illustration in your textbook or an anatomy model. However, with the use of virtual reality (VR), you’re able to step into the body, examine systems close-up, remove pieces and see … Read more

Meet the BCIT team lighting up Lights of Hope 2019

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Every year between mid-November to the beginning of January, the red brick exterior of St. Paul’s Hospital is beautifully illuminated with stars and holiday lights that run from top to bottom of the building. You’ve likely walked by or heard about this spectacular display of holiday lights that lights up annually during the Lights of … Read more