BCIT to host the 2019 ECOCITY World Summit

Vancouver cityscape at twilight

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will host the 2019 ECOCITY World Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The ECOCITY Summit series, held every two years since 1990, has developed into one of the most globally significant forums for addressing the complex challenges facing humanity in a rapidly urbanising world. Based out of the … Read more…

Forensics students take on helicopter crash

6 forensics students in white biohazard suits stand in a grassy field with police tape. A crashed helicopter in the foreground.

Last week, 27 Criminal Justice undergrads from California State University combed through an extensive forensic crash scene at the BCIT Burnaby Campus. It might have looked real, but don’t be fooled. The crashed helicopter scene was all part of a two-week field school hosted by the BCIT Forensic Science and Technology department. Skeletal remains, blood-stained clothing, … Read more…

Tech Hub at Downtown Campus launches

Tech Hub launch at Downtown Campus

Walking into the newly launched Tech Hub on the BCIT Downtown Campus is a bit like walking into the offices of a high-tech Vancouver start-up – and that’s exactly the point. The traditional classroom model has been replaced by collaborative working spaces, break-out rooms, modular furniture, moveable walls, and flexible working areas. Over 150 BCIT … Read more…

The Honourable David Emerson on his ‘North Star’

David Emerson at June 2017 BCIT Convocation

This story first appeared in The Vancouver Sun, June 24 , 2017 with credit to Michael Bernard – Postmedia Content Works. David Emerson’s resume reads like a patchwork quilt. He has embraced everything from serving in the federal cabinet to leading forest giant Canfor, the Western Bank of Canada and the Vancouver International Airport Authority, … Read more…

Advice for graduates from alumna Diana Swain

Diana Swain June 2017 Convocation

This story first appeared in The Vancouver Sun, June 24 , 2017 with credit to Michael Bernard– Postmedia Content Works. When award-winning CBC investigative journalist Diana Swain was thinking about what she would tell graduating students at the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s convocation ceremony Friday, she hit on the idea of “disinterested advice”: advice … Read more…

Diana Swain receives Honorary Doctorate

Diana Swain

Today, BCIT recognized Diana Swain, Senior Investigative Journalist, CBC News, with an Honorary Doctorate of Technology. This degree is presented to individuals who are widely acknowledged for outstanding and sustained achievement in their area of expertise. The host of CBC News Networks’ The Investigators, Diana Swain is one of Canada’s leading investigative journalists and CBC … Read more…

The Honorable David L. Emerson receives Honorary Doctorate

David Emerson

Today, BCIT recognized the Honourable David L. Emerson, Chair, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, with an Honorary Doctorate of Technology. This degree is presented to individuals who are widely acknowledged for outstanding and sustained achievement in their area of expertise. David Emerson has had a long and distinguished career in both the public and private … Read more…

BCIT becomes 50th institution to sign the CICan Indigenous Education Protocol

Ottawa, June 20, 2017 – In honour of National Aboriginal Day, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) signed Colleges and Institutes Canada’s (CICan) Indigenous Education Protocol yesterday in Vancouver, BC. This is a momentous occasion, marking the 50th institution that has adopted the principles of this groundbreaking document. Launched in December 2014, the CICan … Read more…

Homegrown program puts global skills to work in BC

Power engineers

Vancouver, BC – BC has a new tool to help fill some of the 934,000 job openings expected through 2025. The Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia (IEC-BC) announces the expansion of FASTBC.ORG to help skilled immigrants become better prepared for work in Canada, and connect employers with internationally trained workers. Initially designed to facilitate … Read more…

Bachelor of Interior Design granted CIDA Accreditation

Burnaby, April 18, 2017 – After a rigorous vetting process, the BCIT Bachelor of Interior Design program has been granted their official Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). With this accreditation, BCIT joins other esteemed post-secondary’s across Canada, the US, and around the world. This respected accreditation is an important step in the process for Interior Design … Read more…