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

BCIT Burnaby campus in spring - building SW1

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…

BCIT answers Ashcroft’s call for tools

Jesse Darnell [left] and his cousin Patrick Spencer pose with the tools and equipment they drove to the Ashcroft Indian Band Reserve.

When BCIT Trades Access Instructor Jesse Darnell learned about the devastating wildfire that had torn through the Ashcroft Indian Band reserve, he knew immediately what he could do to help. Jesse had first heard a CBC Early Edition interview with George Harvie, “Jack-of-all-trades” for the reserve. George had expressed that although there were dozens of … Read more…

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…

TEC Hub at Downtown Campus launches

Tech Hub launch at Downtown Campus

Walking into the newly launched TEC (Technology Education and Collaboration) Hub in 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 … 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…