Computing grad international cybersecurity thought leader

Hardly a day goes by without some advice from the media about keeping yourself safe in cyberspace – stronger passwords, selective sharing, checking who kids are meeting online. Yet beyond our own personal cyber-footprint is a massive technical infrastructure that keeps our society running smoothly. With critical infrastructure ranging from transportation to water systems – … Read more

Keeping current with CodeIgniter

What’s a community-developed open source technology looking for a home to do? In 2014, CodeIgniter was lucky enough to find that home in Metro Vancouver, here at BCIT. Described as a “fully baked PHP framework” by its original developer, EllisLab, CodeIgniter is a “proven, agile and open web application framework with a small footprint.” It’s … Read more

Computing welcomes new Associate Dean Dr. Bethany Edmunds

We’re happy to announce that Dr. Bethany Edmunds is taking the helm of BCIT Computing as its new Associate Dean. Bethany has been at BCIT for almost seven years, most recently as the Program Head for the Computer Information Technology (CIT) Diploma. While overseeing CIT, Bethany initiated and planned the relocation to the Downtown Campus, … Read more

Forensically Speaking – 9 simple rules for using your online gadget

Article submitted by David McKay, Program Head, BCIT Forensic Science & Technology Another year, another holiday, another “gadget” added to your techno inventory. Whether you received a new iPhone, Android, tablet, laptop, iPad, or any other device with capabilities of getting you on the net to post your New Year’s selfie, or leave a glowing … Read more

There’s a new path from Terrace to Burnaby for forensics students

Students from BC’s north now have a simpler path into a forensics career. BCIT’s Forensics department has announced a student transfer agreement with Northwest Community College (NWCC) in Terrace. The partnership gives successful grads of the NWCC Criminology Diploma program guaranteed admission into the third year of BCIT Forensics degree programs.* “It’s great to have an … Read more

Be a mentor: Inspire the next generation

Sometimes all you need is a sympathetic ear or some good pointers. That was the experience of Justin Hollander when he was a Computer Systems Technology (CST) student. “I was a ‘lost’ student for a while and deeply appreciated the guidance that helped me get back on track,” reflects Hollander, who is now taking his … Read more

BC teachers get a (fun) crash course in coding

It’s Hour of Code week, where people around the world try to spark an interest in coding to help address skill shortages and gender imbalances in the high tech sector. This year BCIT Computing went big with a train-the-trainer model, and welcomed about 85 K-12 teachers from across the Metro Region for Hour of Code: Deliver … Read more

Fun and games at the end of a busy year

Photo: The NoteAble team, L-R – Elisa Chu, Janelyn Ballena, Sophia Lindgren, Ariana Farkhondeh, Meghan Tius (Photo: Johnny Lee) The first year of the BCIT Computer Systems Technology (CST) diploma program is known to be challenging, but that doesn’t mean it can’t end in fun and games. Students wrap up the year by presenting games they have … Read more

Investigating excellence: BCIT shows off Forensics research

June brought the annual Forensic Science and Technology BTech graduate research presentation day to Burnaby Campus, a showcase of the fascinating applied research happening in this varied – and often remarkable – area. At what was essentially a mini-conference, 35 students presented to an audience of peers, faculty and staff, as well as industry guests, … Read more

IT industry projects: Where opportunities for students and organizations meet

Every year Computing students get to take part in one of the experiences that makes a BCIT education special: the industry project. The projects involve working with a real client, on a team, towards a set of IT or software deliverables. Termed Industry Sponsored Student Projects (“ISSP”s), the projects offer benefits to both sponsors and students. While … Read more