Overcoming adversity: Indigenous trades grad creates a new start to a better future

BCIT-Victoria-Dupuis

After feeling burnt out from being a professional cook for 15 years, BCIT Welding Foundation program graduate Victoria Dupuis was unsure of what her future held. Victoria did not graduate high school traditionally, and felt that her options were limited. “The reason why I didn’t graduate on time was because I needed to work full … Read more

BCIT alumnus organizes volunteer group to help the Asian elderly community

BCIT alumnus Karl Chen organizes AUP to help the Asian elderly community

BCIT Marketing Communications alumnus Karl Chen is giving back to the community by co-founding the Asian Unification Project (AUP), which seeks to help the Asian elderly, disabled, and immunocompromised community with their errands during the COVID-19 pandemic. A collaboration between two Asian networking groups The Asian Unification Project was sparked by a message that Karl … Read more

BCIT alumni turns hobby into support for frontline healthcare workers

BCIT alumni makes ear savers for helathcare workers

BCIT Mechanical Engineering alumnus Jamie Haakons and Interior Design alumna Keisha Go are giving back to the community by using their eight 3D printers to print out thousands of face shields and ear savers as free personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. To date, Keisha and Jamie have created and delivered 6,500 personal protective equipment. … Read more

BCIT Civil Engineering team finds alternative uses for hemp waste as cement replacement

BCIT research team finds hemp waste as cement replacement

Congratulations to BCIT Civil Engineering faculty member Dr. Sudip Talukdar, BCIT alumni Spencer Behn, and Kumayl Rashid for their research work and manuscript publication on alternative uses for hemp waste. With funding from NSERC, this research paper was published in collaboration with Dr. Cristina Zanotti and Dr. Farhad Pargar from UBC, and Dr. Krupal Pal … Read more

BCIT Nursing student brings Indigenous representation to the healthcare system 

BCIT-Indigenous Nursing student Christina Dixon

Growing up in Alberta, BCIT Bachelor of Science in Nursing student Christina Dixon always had a passion for arts and the outdoors. It was natural fit when she decided to move to beautiful British Columbia to enjoy the province’s greatest outdoor adventures while completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art. Upon graduation, Christina … Read more