BCIT announces new Chair and appointments to Board of Governors

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is pleased to announce Jack Davidson, President and Chief Operating Officer of the BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association, as the new Chair of the BCIT Board of Governors. “We’re delighted to have Jack Davidson as the incoming board chair,” said Kathy Kinloch, President, BCIT. “His dedication … Read more

Dr. Forrest Tittle appointed Dean of the BCIT School of Energy

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Forrest Tittle as Dean of the BCIT School of Energy, effective October 10, 2016. Forrest will be joining BCIT after spending more than 20 years with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Alberta’s third-largest post-secondary institute. “Forrest’s passion, diverse … Read more

BCIT Forensic DNA Lab earns world-class accreditation

Over the last nine years, the Pacific Northwest coastline was the site of a disturbing, unexplained phenomenon. Seventeen human feet washed up on the shores of BC and Washington State—without a body attached. The story received global media attention, with theories about the origin of the disembodied feet ranging from active serial killer to gang … Read more

BCIT researchers receive $153,406 research grant for Indigenous diversity model

A BCIT research team has been awarded $153,406 over two years for Diversity Circles, an applied research project that is creating a model for supporting diversity at BCIT and beyond. The award was provided through the Community and College Social Innovation Fund, a new $15M federal grant program from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research … Read more

BCIT students show serious skills at provincial competition

BCIT students took home an impressive seventeen medals from the Skills Canada BC Provincial Competitions held on April 13 at Tradex in Abbotsford, BC. The not-for-profit Skills Canada BC hosts the Olympic-style competition each year in an effort to promote trades and technology careers to BC youth. More than 600 students competed, including students from … Read more

BCIT welcomes Cynthia Petrie as Executive Director, Stakeholder Relations

BCIT is pleased to announce the appointment of Cynthia Petrie as Executive Director, Stakeholder Relations. Cynthia joins BCIT from the provincial government, where she most recently served as Chief of Staff to the BC Minister of Energy and Mines. During her more than five years with the BC Government, Cynthia worked in the Ministers’ Offices of Education … Read more