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

Strong showing at trades & technology “Olympics”

BCIT students were resplendent in yellow at last week’s SkillsBC competition in Abbotsford. Gold, Silver, and Bronze also happened to be popular colours for many of the talented competitors. SkillsBC is an annual, Olympic-style contest where students from Grade 6, all the way through Post-Secondary, showcase their trades & technology skills. Everything is on display, … Read more

Health-care students at BCIT get new $78.3M centre

For Immediate Release, Ministry of Advanced Education, 2017AVED0034-000891 The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will be home to a new Health Sciences Centre for Advanced Simulation (HSCAS) that will educate and train future health care professionals to meet the growing demands of British Columbian families. The Ministry of Advanced Education is providing $66.6 million and BCIT … Read more

Tech us out at #BCTECH Summit

The #BCTECH Summit is an initiative of the Government of British Columbia in partnership with the BC Innovation Council. As the largest technology conference in British Columbia, the two-day event showcases BC’s vibrant technology industry, builds cross-sector opportunities for businesses, and explores the latest ideas and innovations fueling our economy. Building on our successful 2016 … Read more

Bombardier Donates CRJ100 Aircraft to BCIT

Bombardier CRJ100 - BCIT ATC

Montréal, February 28, 2017 – Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) today announced that Bombardier has donated a CRJ100 aircraft to be used by the BCIT Aerospace programs. It is Bombardier’s first donation of a commercial aircraft to an educational institution and symbolizes the company’s commitment to the training of … Read more