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

Forensic files: UBC and BCIT launch joint degree in forensic sciences

UBC and BCIT are teaming up to train BC’s next generation of forensic scientists. Future graduates of the new combined honours program will receive a bachelor of science in biochemistry and forensic science from UBC and BCIT. It will be the only program of its kind in Western Canada. “It is wonderful to see our … Read more

BCIT-backed Supercluster given the green light

Today, the Government of Canada announced significant funding towards The Digital Technology Supercluster – a BCIT-backed initiative involving over 200 BC-based businesses including Telus, Microsoft, Teck, Canfor, Shoppers, Shoppers Drug Mart, Providence Health Care, and six post-secondary institutions. “This initiative directly supports students who are eager to succeed in the jobs of the future, and … Read more

BCIT to receive 300 tech spaces and expand tech-programming

students at downtown campus tech hu

This morning, Minister Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training announced a significant tech-programming expansion at post-secondary institutions across the province. “We’re helping students in British Columbia by improving access to education with thousands more tech spaces that include degree, diploma and certificate programs,” said Mark. “Our vibrant tech sector supports good-paying jobs, … Read more

Microsoft announces education partnership for BCIT

At the annual Business Council of British Columbia’s Business Summit, Microsoft President Brad Smith announced Microsoft Vancouver will be partnering with BCIT to develop first-of-its-kind Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MR) curriculum. Read the full release on the Microsoft website. “As a significant provider of IT and computing diploma graduates in the province, we know there … Read more

Electric “gas station” of the future

A close-up of an electric vehicle charging plug at BCIT Energy OASIS.

Yesterday, 50 city councillors, urban planners, and scientists from across BC convened under a hundreds of photovoltaic (solar) panels at a BCIT Burnaby parking lot to check out the latest and greatest in electric vehicle technology. The delegates from the Union of BC Municipalities Convention (UBCM) learned about electric vehicles, how to charge them, and … Read more

3D-printed baby helmets changing lives

Jason Goodnough 3D-scans baby Alfred's head while mother Rebecca looks on.

In a small office in the heart of Burnaby, BCIT Prosthetics and Orthotics Program Head Jason Goodnough is strapping a tiny, blue helmet onto the head of 9-month-old baby Alfred. Don’t worry, this baby isn’t about to attempt any dangerous sports. The helmet (or cranial band) is a custom-made medical device designed to correct the shape … Read more

Three Pacific Northwest Institutes of Technology Join Forces to Provide High-skill, High-tech Talent for Cascadia Corridor

BCIT Burnaby campus in spring.

Microsoft president Brad Smith announced partnership at International Innovation Conference today September 12, 2017 – Seattle, WA: Three internationally recognized institutes of technology (“polytechnics”) have joined forces to provide industry aligned, high-skill talent for the Cascadia Corridor’s workforce needs. British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), and Oregon Institute of … Read more