Our People: Meet Garrett Kryt, Program Head, BCIT MAKE+ Applied Research

Garrett Kryt, Program Head, MAKE+ Applied Research

Putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. We are committed to ensuring our people — those who make BCIT distinct, are developing while feeling valued, supported, and connected. BCIT is a people-first organization. We aim to celebrate our employees by sharing their stories through the Our … Read more

6 in-demand opportunities to advance your trades career

With over one million jobs set to open in BC in the next decade, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook Report, the need for skilled workers to fulfill the workforce gap is at an all-time high – particularly in the trades sector. As part of the Province’s new StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan, a … Read more

Jennifer Figner appointed BCIT Provost and Vice President, Academic

Jennifer Figner, Provost and Vice President of Academic, BCIT

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Figner as Provost and Vice President, Academic. In this role, Jennifer will lead the creation and implementation of the academic priorities for the Institute and will champion crucial academic initiatives across all our campuses. Jennifer has been serving as the … Read more

BCIT receives funding to expand mass timber education

People looking to excel in B.C.’s growing mass-timber sector can now access more knowledge and training opportunities at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). “Mass timber is a strong, clean building technology that is at the centre of our province’s future construction blueprint,” said Jagrup Brar, Minister of State for Trade, and chair of the Mass … Read more

9 in-demand trades jobs in British Columbia for 2023 and beyond

Nearly every sector in the market is experiencing a rapid shift in skilled labour. Today, tradespeople are one of the most heavily impacted by the changing market landscape. While this may sound like a challenge, it’s actually an opportunity. According to the latest Labour Market Outlook Report, more than one million job openings are expected … Read more

Leaders from BC Hydro, EnWave Corporation, Fraser River Pile and Dredge, Shell Canada Ltd., and Townline Homes, share their valuable advice

Photo of Willingdon Centre stage with a big screen that says Congratulations Grads of 2023 with people sitting on the stage in grad gowns.

Last month, 1,100 BCIT students crossed the stage in five in-person Convocation ceremonies. Convocation is not only a celebration of our students’ achievements, but also a testament to our commitment in helping our graduates create sustained and meaningful impact in their careers beyond BCIT. This year, BCIT invited leaders from numerous competitive industries to share … Read more

BCIT response to University of Waterloo attack

BCIT Burnaby Campus

BCIT is deeply saddened and disturbed by the recent acts of violence that occurred at the University of Waterloo. Our condolences go out to the victims, their loved ones, and the entire University of Waterloo community affected by this senseless act of violence against the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community. BCIT firmly condemns all forms of gender and … Read more

Recognizing our outstanding faculty at BCIT

BCIT Campus

As one of BC’s largest post-secondary institutes with five campuses, 300+ programs, and over 45,000 students enrolled each year, nearly 60 years of BCIT’s success is attributed to the strength and expertise of our faculty. Upholding our promise to ensure that BCIT is a place in which all people—learners, faculty, and staff—are continuously valued, BCIT … Read more

Crossing the stage: The Spring 2023 Convocation ceremonies

Three BCIT students in their graduation robe and cap, holding their BCIT degrees.

Academic regalia. Awards and pins. Applause and celebrations. Over 1,100 students crossed the stage in five in-person ceremonies this June, joining more than 200,000 of our BCIT alumni community. We are proud of our graduates for their achievements, and we are confident in their abilities to create sustained and meaningful impact beyond BCIT. Each ceremony … Read more

Spearheading inclusive indoor navigations at YVR

Community member David Brun, holding a walking stick, alongside BCIT student Matt Keller, at YVR.

At BCIT, we believe in the respect of all people in our community – students, staff, and faculty. We have always, and will continue to, champion a diversity of experiences, ideas, cultures, and perspectives, by fostering a community permeated with equality and inclusivity. In furthering our commitment for respect, diversity, and inclusion in post-secondary, BCIT … Read more