BCIT launches fast-track education course to support COVID-19 healthcare workers

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has created an online, self-directed fast-track education course to help frontline registered nurses and healthcare providers acquire the focused knowledge needed to provide critically-needed support to patients with COVID-19. This open-learning course, “Focused Education Preparation Advancing Frontline Registered Nurses” (FEPA), is specifically designed for registered nurses in specialty … Read more

BCIT embraces changing industry with rename of its business school

A sustainable business graduate consults on a film set at twilight.

Particularly in an era of digital transformation, media has become a powerful tool in influencing the success of businesses – relaying information, interpreting data, and connecting people. The demand for ethical and quality journalism and communications is greater than ever and BCIT is addressing the importance of this dynamic field by renaming its business school … Read more

BCIT recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2019

Five BCIT employees stand together in front of a table of flowers at the 2019 BCIT Employee Excellence awards.

Waterstone Human Capital has named BCIT as having one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2019 in the Broader Public Sector category. BCIT was recognized for having a high-performing culture in vision and leadership; recruitment and hiring for fit; cultural alignment and measurement; retention, rewards, and recognition; corporate social responsibility; and organizational performance. This … Read more

The United Nations HeForShe #GetFreeTour visits BCIT

HeForShe panelists

On Friday, September 20, 2019, the UN Women’s HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality came to BCIT. Since the HeForShe launch in September 2014 by UN secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, over two million people from around the world have committed to taking action for a gender equal world. More … Read more

How BCIT helps Canadian military veterans transition into civilian careers

Legion Military Skills Conversion program man sits under tree at BCIT wearing uniform and studying books.

Joe Chu’s military career spanned 14 years, including tours in Afghanistan and the Philippines. As his service was winding down, Chu began exploring his career options and realized that his time in the military wouldn’t be enough to land him the job he wanted. He needed credentials. “I felt that the skills I had were … Read more

Top Forty Under 40 winner Bethany Edmunds on what’s shaping the next 40 years of BC tech

BCIT Associate Dean of Computing Dr. Bethany Edmunds has big expectations for the BC tech industry. “The thing that excites me the most about technology is its ability to be a great equalizer,” says Bethany. “We can improve the lives of so many by reframing our problem set and working together.” Recently announced to the prestigious … Read more

Going to #BCTECH Summit?

Man wearing Microsoft HoloLens in front of BCIT sign

If you’re planning on attending this year’s #BCTECH Summit, be sure to stop by the BCIT Tech Showcase booth to check out the latest technology trends in healthcare education (birthing robots!), electric vehicle infrastructure, 3D printed prosthetics, forensics cyber-fraud, and virtual reality learning. Highlights include: Lucy, a human-sized robot, giving birth to a baby robot, used by … Read more

How high-tech cannabis research in Vancouver is supporting the burgeoning Canadian pot industry

THC. CBD. Indica. Sativa. If you’ve been paying attention to the discussion around cannabis legalization in Canada, you may have heard some of the jargon. If you’ve ever been inside a cannabis dispensary, you may even know what some of it means. The problem is, there isn’t a whole lot of cannabis research out there. … Read more

The future of trades in BC

BCIT thought leaders recently took to the airwaves to give some perspective on the BC job market and offer insight on what the future of trades might look like for this booming province. As part of the CKNW Future of Work series, President Kathy Kinloch and Dean of Construction and the Environment, Wayne Hand, discussed … Read more

Children and Chum Salmon keep Mark Angelo coming back to Guichon Creek

Yesterday, a group of children from the daycare at BCIT joined BCIT Rivers’ Institute Chair Emeritus, Mark Angelo, in conjunction with the Salmonid Enhancement Program to release Chum Salmon into Guichon Creek. As a nationally recognized river steward and founder of World Rivers Day, Mark is a longtime advocate for the revitalization of the creek as well as the involvement … Read more