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…

BCIT education model in-demand around the world

Today, BCIT celebrated the official opening of the Three Gorges Polytechnic University (TGPU) Banan campus in Chongqing, China. Although students move into the state-of-the-art facility this year, the TFPU will welcome hundreds of students in Fall 2017 to learn from BCIT-developed aviation and automotive curriculum. The curriculum is equivalent to what a student would learn … Read more…

BCIT celebrates a night of infinite possibilities

In photo, from left – Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Frank Rizzardo and Suki Sekhon, Faculty and Staff Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Amy Fell, BCIT President Kathy Kinloch, 2017 Honorary Doctorate of Technology recipients Diana Swain and the Honourable David Emerson, Outstanding Student Leadership Award recipient Nadia Dobrianskaia. The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) held … Read more…

BCIT launches International diploma with China’s Zongshen Industry Group

BCIT - China - ZIG - Trudeau - Callbeck

Photo: From Left – Lawrence Gu, Dean International BCIT, Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, Doug Callbeck, Vice-President Industry Partnerships BCIT, Yao Li, Vice Presidents, ZIG. A new International Joint Educational Partnership Program between the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Three Gorges Polytechnic University (TGPU) took flight in China last week at the … Read more…

CSI-Burnaby takes on gruesome (fake!) campsite murder

27 undergrads from California State University combed the BCIT Burnaby Campus last week for any clues into the gruesome discovery of (fake!) skeletal remains near the institute’s famed Guichon Creek. The faux crime-scene investigation was the beginning of a two-week field school lead by the BCIT Forensic Science and Technology Department — home to the … Read more…

BCIT and Siemens to collaborate on smart grid cybersecurity and microgrid research opportunities

Burnaby, BC — The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Siemens Canada have entered into a new long-term collaborative relationship with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The agreement focuses on research and commercialization opportunities on smart grid cybersecurity and microgrids, identifying and pursuing application of new technologies in these growing markets. … Read more…