Tips on buying an electric vehicle from BCIT experts

When BCIT Technical Advisor Bryan Fair decided to invest in his first-ever electric vehicle (EV), he never imagined he would end up plugging into a whole new world of inquiry, learning—and creativity. “I realized there was far more that I didn’t know than I did know,” reflects Bryan. “How do you ‘demythstify’ or filter out … Read more

BCIT INSPIRE Campaign celebrates the soft opening of the Health Sciences Centre

BCIT is excited to celebrate the soft opening of the new Health Sciences Centre on the Burnaby Campus. With generous support from industry leaders and the philanthropic community, the INSPIRE Campaign raised $11.7 million towards the development of the state-of-the-art facility. The Province also provided an investment of $66.6-million into the project. The Health Sciences … Read more

New health sciences centre enhances learning experiences for students

Students studying nursing, MRI diagnostics and other health-care roles will soon be learning in a new, innovative space, with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Health Sciences Centre set to open in September. The new space will support students in 32 health-care programs, and will feature classrooms that enhance learning by simulating real health-care … Read more

BCIT wins for brand excellence at the 2022 Prix d’Excellence

At this year’s Prix d’Excellence awards ceremony – hosted by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) – three of BCIT’s projects and programs earned coveted honors for brand excellence in engaging alumni and donors, as well as supporting development efforts across our sector.  In the category of Best Use of Video/Film (1 … Read more

BCIT and BCITSA sign Sustainable Development Goals Accord to further its global leadership

In furthering the Institute’s global leadership in the advancement of sustainable cities, BCIT became a signatory – along with 26 members of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CiCan) – to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Accord. The SDG accord includes the 17 goals set forth by the United Nations (UN) as a universal call to protect … Read more

BCIT nominated for Outstanding Workplace at the 2022 YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards

BCIT is honoured to have been nominated in the category of Outstanding Workplace at the 2022 YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards. The Institute was nominated alongside this year’s winner, Hootsuite, and fellow nominees RBC Royal Bank, Scotiabank, and Copperleaf Technologies. Congratulations to all the 2022 Women of Distinction nominees and award recipients on … Read more

Mathew Smith joins BCIT as new Director, Centre for Welding Technologies and Metallurgy Research

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is pleased to announce that Dr. Mathew Smith, PhD, PPhys, PEng has been appointed Director of the Centre for Welding Technologies and Metallurgy Research in the School of Construction and the Environment (SOCE). Mathew will join BCIT on May 24, 2022. First announced in November 2021, the BCIT … Read more

BCIT increases capacity to train in-demand heavy mechanical trades

Recognized as one of the highest opportunity occupations in BC over the next 10 years, heavy duty equipment technicians have a bright future in our province. From equipment repair to maintenance, this practical hands-on career brings together critical thinking and mechanical ability. BCIT is pleased to announce that capacity has almost doubled to train apprentices … Read more

Ask a Woman in Engineering: Why did you choose BCIT?

Each year, BCIT delivers innovative, hands-on education that meets the evolving needs of industry to nearly 45,000 students across five campuses. In addition to our accredited training in the four areas of engineering, BCIT is the only place in Western Canada where you can graduate with the Bachelor of Engineering in Mining and Mineral Resource … Read more

Ask a Woman in Engineering: Advice to women considering an engineering career

There is more than one path towards a career in engineering. Whether your passion lies in a 4-year full-time Bachelor of Engineering degree or an 18-month diploma program, BCIT offers a wide range of degree and program options that will help you develop the essential hands-on skills and competencies to succeed as a woman in … Read more