50 Years of BCIT Nursing: A flashback with 1970 Nursing alumnus

It was 1970. BCIT students wore jackets and ties to class and campus parking was plentiful. Morrie Steele was one of two male students preparing to graduate from the newly created BCIT Nursing program. The new two year Nursing program at BCIT was shorter than the three year program at Vancouver General Hospital and considerably … Read more

Nuclear Medicine Program Head’s Ride to Conquer Cancer

From Nuclear Medicine technologist to educator to patient, Louise Rimanic has seen every side of a cancer patient’s journey. Louise has a long list of friends, family, and coworkers who have had cancer. Her first experience with the disease was when she was only 18 years old and a student in BCIT’s Nuclear Medicine program. … Read more

BCIT Specialty Nurses offered new pathway to UVic Master of Nursing program

First of its kind in Canada, this pathway is designed to accelerate advanced practice nursing professionals into much needed leadership and teaching roles. The need—and the opportunity—for nurses with advanced practice and specialized knowledge has never been greater. Cheryl Isaak, Associate Dean of BCIT’s School of Health Specialty Nursing programs, and Susan Duncan, director of … Read more

Vancouver’s Faculty Brewing comes by its name honestly

The craft beer industry is thriving in Vancouver. While many people know the difference between an IPA and a Pilsner, there are a lot of new craft beer drinkers in need of a bit of beer education. Enter Mauricio Lozano, part-time BCIT Food Technology instructor and proud craft brewery owner. Mauricio opened Faculty Brewing in Vancouver’s … Read more

Occupational Health and Safety student wins national scholarship

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Congratulations to BCIT Occupational Health and Safety Diploma program student Vanna Lymberopoulos. Vanna recently won the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) Scholarship. This annual award is designed to support students entering the occupational health and safety (OH&S) profession. It supports the creation of healthy and safe workplaces, and also provides financial assistance to undergraduate students … Read more

BC Ambulance Infant Transport Team partners with BCIT Specialty Nursing for paramedic training

BC Ambulance Infant Transport Team members are now taking BCIT Specialty Nursing courses as part of their training. The partnership between BC Ambulance and BCIT began a year ago when BC Ambulance recognized that BCIT Specialty Nursing offered courses in Neonatal and Pediatric care that could supplement their own internal course work. According to Peter … Read more

Electroneurophysiology grad says fulfilling his childhood dream allows him to help other children

Girl connecting to electroencephalography apparatus, with diodes attached to her head as she lies on a hospital bed.

“Every time she sees me she gives me a huge hug and thanks me for helping her, for making her life better,” says Tabrez Hussein about his interactions with a recent patient. It’s not an uncommon occurrence: Tabrez’s work as an Electroneurophysiology Technologist lets him make direct connections with patients and a difference in their … Read more

Medical assistance in dying: How Vancouver Coastal Health is working with changes to Canada’s criminal code

The BCIT School of Health Sciences and the BCIT Student Association were pleased to welcome Darren Kopetsky, Regional Director of Client Relations & Risk Management for Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) to the BCIT Burnaby Campus on February 20th as our second monthly power hour event. Kopetsky’s presentation on Medical Assistance in Dying was a timely topic … Read more