Dominic Barton on BCIT as a world-class institution

Dominic Barton at BCIT

Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology today from BCIT. In his keynote address, Dominic told the BCIT Class of 2016: “You should be incredibly proud of the institution that you come from. It is world class and the results show you deliver more jobs for students … Read more…

Julie Payette, COO of the Montreal Science Centre, to receive Honorary Doctorate of Technology from BCIT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2016   On Thursday, June 23 at 2:30 p.m. the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will recognize Julie Payette, Chief Operating Officer of the Montreal Science Centre with an Honorary Doctorate of Technology. This degree is presented to individuals who are widely acknowledged for outstanding and sustained achievement in … Read more…

2016 Honoring our Leaders – Aboriginal Graduation Ceremony

Just days before the 20th Anniversary of the Canadian National Aboriginal Day, nearly 200 students, elders, mentors, staff, and faculty gathered at a special ceremony to honour those who have achieved excellence within the BCIT Aboriginal community. This annual event is also an occasion to celebrate the success of Aboriginal students who will be convocating … Read more…

BCIT instructor needs the public’s help to save rare cherry blossom trees

For immediate release: April 26, 2016 Update: All cherry blossom trees are sold! Thank you to everyone who supported this cause. BCIT’s Keith Turner has dedicated the past five years of his career to bringing Vancouver’s rarest cherry trees back from the brink of extinction. Now Keith has taken the project as far as he … Read more…

Concert Properties supports Trades Discovery Programs at BCIT

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Trades Discovery students are working a little harder lately thanks to a $100,000 donation from Concert Properties. That’s because the funds will go directly to awards, bursaries, and scholarships for students who finish the 16-week program. Concert Properties has a long history of supporting BCIT students through their annual … Read more…

BCIT welcomes Kory Wilson as Executive Director, Aboriginal Initiatives and Partnerships

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kory Wilson as Executive Director, Aboriginal Initiatives and Partnerships, effective January 18, 2016. Kory comes to BCIT most recently from Vancouver Community College where she served as Director, Aboriginal Education and Community Engagement since 2011. Kory is Chair of the National … Read more…

Burnaby students use the Force to…write computer code?!

Taylor Park Elementary School students were guided by the Force last week when they wrote their first line of computer code. They were joined by thousands of Jedi (ahem…students) around the world in the largest learning event in history—The Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a simple introduction to computer science – designed … Read more…

Ray Kurzweil tells the future at BCIT

BCIT, the BCIT Alumni Association, and the BCIT Student Association hosted leading author, inventor, and futurist Ray Kurzweil at the Burnaby campus November 16. “I think there’s going to be a revolution in higher education,” said Kurzweil to a packed space of nearly 1000 students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Kurzweil offered a glimpse into the … Read more…

Aboriginal Services honours 2015 graduates and unveils 50th Anniversary Housepost

Last September, BCIT commissioned a local Squamish First Nations artist to design and carve a Housepost, to be installed in the lobby of SW1 as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations. On June 11, 2015 that vision was realized, and the Housepost was officially unveiled in a unique celebration that coincided with the BCIT Aboriginal … Read more…

Trailblazing grad continues work on campus

Rosa Lin

If you follow our Life at BCIT student blogs, the name Rosa Lin should be a familiar one. Rosa was a BCIT student blogger for the School of Construction and the Environment in 2013-2014 as she worked to complete her master’s degree. Rosa has the remarkable distinction of being the first person to graduate from … Read more…