Eco apps: Students design software solutions for ecologically restorative living

If you had five weeks to make an app to save the world, what would you create? That was the challenge put to over 200 software development students in their first year of Computer Systems Technology this past month. Over the course of five intense weeks, teams of five students worked (and cried) together to … Read more

Learning by teaching: How giving back led Anton Kishchenko to deeper skills

This past term, Anton Kishchenko, Cloud Systems Architect at TZOA, decided to take giving back in another direction: he took time away from work to teach a half day a week for a term. As a recent Computer Forensics Bachelor of Technology (BTech) program grad, Anton sat on the BCIT Forensics Program Advisory Committee (PAC). Then … Read more

Sheila Early nominated for YWCA Women of Distinction Award

BCIT is delighted to share that Sheila Early, a long-time Forensic Nursing Educator at BCIT, is a nominee for the 36th annual YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Health and Wellness category. Sheila is one of 66 outstanding women leaders who have been recognized for achievements in improving the well-being of individuals in communities … Read more

New Full-Stack Web Development Diploma

The Diploma in Full-Stack Web Development (FSWD) will help develop developers starting this fall! This new two-year program will train graduates to be employed as Full-Stack developers. That means they’ll be creating, modifying, and maintaining full web applications, including server configuration, front end development, back end development, data management, and architecture. The “stack” in this … Read more

We’re all safer because a BCIT Forensics grad took this path

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It wasn’t an easy road to become an award-winning intelligence analyst, but we’re safer because Jason Bakas took it. Jason first became ensnared in a life of crime prevention by his natural curiosity and drive to serve the public good. His graduating project for his BCIT Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Forensic Investigation, Crime and … Read more

If it seems too good to be true, it often is: BCIT Forensics faculty member on avoiding becoming a victim of romance fraud

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Many Canadians were shocked recently to hear about a senior citizen who sent all his money to fraudsters overseas, all the while thinking he was cementing his relationship with his newfound true love. Steve Wilson, who teaches in BCIT’s Forensic Investigation of Fraud and Financial Crime Graduate Certificate program, and also leads the Vancouver Chapter … Read more

Norwegian Guests Inspired by Visiting Forensic Health Science at BCIT

Last month, BCIT’s Forensic Health Sciences program was pleased to host a delegation from a sexual assault centre in Vestfold County, Norway. This is the only centre in Norway utilizing forensic nursing services. However, there is no systematic higher academic education in the field of forensic health sciences in the country. Linda Molgaard Gustavsen, a … Read more

Find the right Computing and IT path for you

Computing options at BCIT

In the midst of dizzying growth in the tech sector, many aren’t sure of the career paths available in Computing and IT and what’s needed to get into each of them. “People are hearing that they should get into tech but don’t always feel they know what that means.” Full-time Computing and IT Info Session … Read more

Career transformed through Part-time Studies: Andrew Beck’s data analytics path

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Data, and the potential insight it offers, is now abundant. The growth has been so extreme that companies are stretched to find the talent to manage, let alone query, their data. A change to a career with growth That’s what led Andrew Beck to BCIT Computing for its part time Applied Data Analytics Certificate (ADAC) program. He … Read more

Using Amazon Alexa in healthcare: How a BCIT Computing student’s app is changing nursing classrooms

We’re at the frontier of amazing tech growth in healthcare, and BCIT faculty and students are working together across disciplines on prototypes for this new era. Computer Systems Technology (CST) student Michelle Wan has recently received national attention for her Amazon Alexa app. The app brings voice assistance to a health care setting, and was … Read more