Kathy Siedlaczek appointed Dean, Academic Planning and Quality Assurance

BCIT is pleased to announce Kathy Siedlaczek as the Dean of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance (APQA). In this role, Kathy will provide leadership to advance the quality of the Institute’s academic programs and the success of our students. She will provide direct support for strategic initiatives in the BCIT Education Plan, in particular the … Read more

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

Note to media: If you are interested in learning more about this program or would like to schedule an interview with Instructor Vince Jones, please contact Amy Chen, 778-384-7245. 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 … 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 Big Info returns with endless possibilities under one rooftop

BCIT Big Info 2019

Whether you’re a high school student exploring your post-secondary options or a working professional looking to upskill for a future-proof career, the BCIT Big Info is an open-house event that you’ll want to attend on November 13 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at the Burnaby Campus. Unlike many post-secondary recruitment events, the bi-annual Big Info … Read more

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

BCIT-Best Digital-Tech School

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 [Vancouver, British Columbia] 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 … 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