First in North America: BCIT programs accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

BCIT programs accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

The BCIT Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) diploma program and the Advanced Safety Management certificate program are pleased to announce their accreditation from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Based in the UK, IOSH has over 50,000 members across more than 130 countries and is the largest global health and safety professional membership … Read more

BCIT hosts Dr. Leigh Chapman, Chief Nursing Officer of Canada

Dr. Leigh Chapman (centre) meets with members of School of Health Sciences leadership and faculty

BCIT was honoured to host Dr. Leigh Chapman, Chief Nursing Officer of Canada, at the Burnaby Campus for a tour and townhall event with students, faculty, and students within the School of Health Sciences. Dr. Chapman is an inspirational leader working to shape the future of nursing across the country. With an exceptional nursing career … Read more

BCIT launches new microcredential supporting professionals working in aseptic environments

According to the latest BC Labour Market Outlook, about one million job openings are expected in BC over the next decade, with nearly 80% (or 789,000) of all job openings will require some post-secondary education or training. Upholding the Institute’s commitment to building an agile workforce that meets labour market needs, BCIT launched a new … Read more

BCIT launches the Next Generation Sequencing Lab to advance healthcare training

BCIT launches the Next Generation Sequencing Lab to advance healthcare training

BCIT is excited to announce the launch of the Clinical Genetic Technology program‘s Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) lab using the state-of-the-art illumina iSeq instrument. This lab is the first of its kind in a Canadian post-secondary to offer hands-on NGS training for Clinical Diagnostics. This innovative lab is at the forefront of modern technology to … Read more

BCIT launches Digital Health Advanced Certificate to support upskilling in a digital healthcare era

The healthcare industry is rapidly evolving with the implementation of innovative technologies such as electronic health records (EHRs), telemedicine, and e-prescribing. In response to these technological advances in the healthcare system, BCIT launched a new Digital Health Advanced Certificate program to support the growing need for healthcare professionals to upskill for emerging roles in the … Read more

Celebrating 20 years: BCIT Radiation Therapy is the only program of its kind in BC

BCIT Radiation Therapy 20 years

The BCIT School of Health Sciences is excited to celebrate 20 years of its Radiation Therapy program this spring. As the only program of its kind in BC, this Bachelor of Science program has graduated close to 200 radiation therapists who contribute to delivering accurate treatment and a high standard of patient care to treat … Read more

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 Nursing in Rwanda

Taking the classroom to rural Africa Kigali, Rwanda is about as far away as one can get from the BCIT Burnaby campus. Despite the distance and cultural differences, the curriculum that future pediatric and neonatal nurses are studying in Rwanda looks strikingly similar. Since 2012, the BCIT Specialty Nursing programs for Neonatal and Pediatric nursing … 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