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

$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