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…

A new brand platform for a complex world

Prestigious, distinctive, industry-aligned. Since 1964, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has trained generations of leaders who have envisioned, created, evolved, and improved our country’s infrastructure, accelerated its economy, and grown its stature. Today, BCIT unveiled a powerful new brand identity and creative platform that delivers on fifty years of proven innovation and promises … Read more…

Disruptive technology triggers radical change

This story first appeared in The Vancouver Sun, February 11, 2017 with credit to Michael Bernard– Postmedia Content Works. A group of automotive students are standing in a circle, ready to learn how to dismantle a car engine. But bizarrely, there is no actual car engine in all its greasy glory. That’s because the car … Read more…

Virtual reality partnership gets real

It’s no secret that BCIT students regularly get hand-on experience with some of the most innovative tech around. And Vancouver just happens to be a burgeoning global hub in the fast-growing realm of virtual reality businesses. So it would only follow that BCIT is now a member of the Vancouver chapter of the VR/AR Association. … Read more…

Science Minister visits BCIT innovation labs

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, dropped by for an impromptu visit at the BCIT Centre for Applied Research and Innovation (CARI) building yesterday. Across the street from BCIT’s main Willingdon Avenue campus, the CARI building houses some of our institute’s brightest minds and most high-tech toys. President Kathy Kinloch and Board Chair Jack … Read more…

BCIT alumna picks up national journalism award

Congratulations to BCIT Broadcast Journalism alumna Laina Tanahara. Laina picked up a Canadian University Press award for student journalism this past weekend at the 16th annual JHM awards in New Brunswick. Laina was selected for ‘Best Feature’ with her piece “Marhabaan Bikum Fi Kanada: My experience volunteering with a Syrian refugee family” originally published in BCIT’s student publication LINK magazine. … Read more…

BCIT program helps individuals explore and expand career options

This story first appeared in The Vancouver Sun, December 31, 2016  with credit to Abby Wiseman – Postmedia Content Works. 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 … Read more…

$250,000 supports computing and information technology students at BCIT

Students at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) are benefitting from $250,000 in program and equipment funding as they prepare for in-demand careers in computer and information technology. “Our $250,000 investment at BCIT supports the #BCTECH Strategy by increasing spaces for technology related programming and deepens the tech talent pool,” said Advanced Education Minister … Read more…