BCIT named one of BC’s Top Employers

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has been named one of British Columbia’s Top Employers for 2017. This is the seventh consecutive year BCIT has received the distinction, which acknowledges BC employers for leading their industries in offering exceptional work environments. “We’re delighted that BCIT has once again been recognized as one of the best employers in … Read more

New jolt of funding to renew BCIT Burnaby Campus electrical system

Federal and provincial government officials visited the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) this morning to announce funding for an essential upgrade of BCIT’s electrical infrastructure. The $46.9-million project involves replacing the 60-year-old electrical receiving station that currently powers approximately 50 percent of the Burnaby Campus, including all of BCIT’s Burnaby-based trades education programs. This … Read more

Sharmen Vigouret Lee appointed Dean, School of Health Sciences

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is pleased to announce that Sharmen Vigouret Lee has accepted the position of Dean, BCIT School of Health Sciences. BCIT will benefit tremendously from her expertise in areas including strategic planning, corporate governance, curriculum development and teaching, and policy development. “Sharmen is a visionary,” says Dr. Tom Roemer, … Read more

BCIT explores opportunity in disruption

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Disruption Series kicked off this afternoon with a keynote speech by British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) President Kathy Kinloch. Kinloch proposed the series as a means of opening up a dialogue with Vancouver-based businesses about how to respond intelligently to technological and economic disruption. In her keynote address, … Read more

BCIT School of Business welcomes new dean

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is delighted to announce that Dr. Leelah Dawson has accepted the role of Dean, BCIT School of Business. Leelah will join BCIT on February 28, 2017. Leelah will bring to her new role extensive experience in the post-secondary education system, having served as both an instructor and senior administrator. … Read more

Public sector climate action recognized at Premier’s Awards

As a polytechnic dedicated to applied research and education, BCIT’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality range from developing practical methods for drastically reducing energy use on campus to creating and testing lofty new green technologies, such as our solar-powered electric car charging station. As a public sector entity, our sustainability efforts are also guided by … Read more

IUGO helps computing students up their game

BCIT students have earned something of a reputation for having an unbeatable work ethic and the ability to thrive under busy workloads—and Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma Program students are no exception. That said, even they could use a bit of help from time to time. That’s where Vancouver-based mobile gaming company IUGO Mobile Entertainment … Read more

BCIT announces new Associate VP, Education Support and Innovation

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is pleased to announce that James Rout has accepted the role of Associate Vice-President, Education Support and Innovation. James joined BCIT as director of Library Services on April 1, 2016. His new role as Associate VP, Education Support and Innovation, began on November 14, 2016. James has more … Read more

BCIT earns acclaim for applied research at international awards

Photo, from left to right: Dr. Michael Chipps, President Northeast Community College, Norfolk, Nebraska; Dr. Kim Dotto, Dean, Applied Research, BCIT; Denise Amyot, Chair of WFCP, President and CEO of Colleges and Institutes. A solar-powered electric vehicle charging station, simulation software that helps prevent leaky condos, and improved authentication of herbal health products: these are … Read more

Government funding supports ‘gas station’ of the future

Officials today unveiled the ‘gas station’ of the future, the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s (BCIT) Energy OASIS project, which uses the power of the sun to fuel electric vehicles. Last year, 98% of the energy generated in British Columbia came from clean or renewable resources. This project will support the ongoing modernization of the … Read more