BCIT—launching careers and hearts

Romance is definitely in the air! In honour of Valentine’s Day, four alumni couples share their love stories. (Do you have a BCIT love story you’d like to share? Email us at alumni@bcit.ca.) For these nursing grads, all vital signs point to happily ever after While Bachelor of Science in Nursing alumni Michael Gartner and … Read more

Instead of waiting for doors to open, Mike Battistel innovates his own windows of opportunity

When Mike Battistel was a kid, he built a fort in his backyard. After a few days, his dad took it down for practical reasons. The next month, Mike built another, different fort. A little while later, his dad dismantled that one, too. This cycle repeated itself more times than Mike (now a father himself … Read more

On the career track or the race trail, this ultra-running alumna embraces the unexpected

“When my legs seized up, all I could do was be present, remind myself that I am okay and keep moving forward,” says BCIT alumna Kelsy Trigg, recalling the moment she hit the 220km mark of the Transalpine-Run 2017. The 270km, seven-day race is renowned for challenging teams of two to conquer an extreme trail run … Read more

Fueled by tenacity and hard work, Candace McKibbon’s career takes off

Candace McKibbon, Airport Ops alumna

If you wanted to work at a particular organization, how many times would you submit your resume before giving up? Once? Twice? Maybe even 10 times? Not if you’re Candace McKibbon. “It took me months,” recalls the Airport Operations Diploma alumna (2014) of trying to land her first job after graduating from BCIT. “I sent … Read more