Residential School Tragedy – Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan

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As you are likely aware, the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan is facing the heartbreaking discovery of 751 unmarked graves located at old Marieval Indian Residential School east of Regina. This follows last month’s discovery of the remains of hundreds of Indigenous children at a former Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and other unmarked graves at other … Read more

Introducing the BCIT Anti-Racism Framework

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BCIT aspires and commits to creating a learning and working environment that is actively engaged in the elimination of racism and discrimination. Following the events of 2020, the Institute realized more work needed to be done to eliminate racism within the BCIT community as well as the broader community. In July 2020, BCIT President Kathy … Read more

Community Update from President Kathy Kinloch – May 21

Headshot of BCIT President Kathy Kinloch

In today’s video update, President Kathy Kinloch shares an update on BCIT’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, increased access to COVID-19 vaccines, and our plans for our Fall 2021 term. Jennifer Finger, Associate Vice President, Academic Operations, provides further information on the Institute’s September plans. A reminder that vaccination registration is now open to anyone … Read more

Community update from President Kathy Kinloch – May 6

Kathy Kinloch in the digital transformation centre on the BCIT campus

In this video update, BCIT President Kathy Kinloch shares an update on planning for the Fall return to campus, an important award, a new master’s program, and the launch of the BCIT Centre for Digital Transformation. President Kinloch also shares an exciting video featuring our new Industry Network Cybersecurity Lab and programming.  

Return-To-Campus Information Bulletin – April 30

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As you may recall, in early March the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training (AEST) announced that Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, was advising the presidents of all public post-secondary institutions to prepare for a full return to on-campus education this September. Since this time, BCIT has been working with our numerous Institute … Read more

Mask requirements on campus – April 29

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Following this week’s update from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, I would like to inform you of updated mask requirements as outlined in the Public Health Officer’s Workplace and Post-Secondary Institution Safety Order. Masks are now mandatory in all classrooms, labs, and shops, effective April 21, 2021. The graphic below, which was … Read more

Community update from President Kathy Kinloch – April 8

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In today’s video update, President Kathy Kinloch shares exciting updates about three projects on the BCIT Burnaby Campus – Mass Timber Student Housing project, Health Sciences Centre, and Fraser Health Authority’s COVID-19 vaccination site. President Kinloch also reminds the community about health and wellness resources available to students, staff, and faculty.

BCIT supports vaccination rollout

Drive through vaccination

The Testing and Immunization Centre is located in Lot B on the east side of the BCIT Burnaby Campus. Those with appointments are asked to enter Lot B from Carey Avenue at Canada Way. To book a testing appointment, visit If you have other questions about COVID-19 vaccine eligibility and scheduling, please call 1-888-COVID19. … Read more