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…

President Kathy Kinloch recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women

BCIT President Kathy Kinloch has been recognized by the Women’s Executive Network on their 2016 list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women. The elite award honours 100 women from across the nation and celebrates, “the incredible accomplishments of Canada’s leading female executives who have raised their voices, overturned obstacles, empowered the voiceless and paved a path … Read more…

Congratulations Kathy Kinloch!

For the second year in a row, BCIT President Kathy Kinloch has been ranked among Vancouver’s most powerful people. The 2016 Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50 List recognizes Kathy’s leadership in building industry connections, lauding the Institute’s 2016 deals with Siemens Canada and BC Housing. Kathy is joined on the prestigious list by Janet Austin, CEO, … Read more…

Students light up the night for a good cause

For 15 years, BCIT Instructor Don Zaklan has shepherded a group of BCIT Electrical Foundation students to the intersection at Burrard and Helmcken. Over two weeks in November, they work under Don’s leadership to ready a Vancouver holiday tradition – the St. Paul’s Lights of Hope. And it’s already that time of year again! For the last … Read more…