BCIT Disaster Day takes place on June 14

Three firefighters rescuing a person on a stretcher out from a building.

On Wednesday, June 14, BCIT will be conducting its annual full-scale emergency response exercise across all BCIT campuses, including: Burnaby Campus (including CARI), Aerospace Technology Campus, Annacis Island Campus, Marine Campus, and Downtown Campus. Members of the public and the campus community may encounter situations resembling a real disaster, including mock injuries and hazards, on … Read more

BCIT launches pilot program to help high school students into the workforce

Two construction students discussing with each other, with a white crane in the background.

BCIT is proud to launch its first pilot of the Entry Skills for Architectural, Construction, and Engineering Fields (ACE) Microcredential program with over 18 high school students from Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, and Vancouver enrolled to start this summer. ACE is a pathway program aimed to provide eligible high school students, … Read more

BCIT International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) offers support for employment pathways to Canada

A female-presenting individual holding pieces of paper and looking forward.

BCIT ICES benefits both the Canadian government and skilled international workers With over one million job openings in BC over the next decade according to the Labour Market Outlook Report, the BC government recognizes the need for skilled workers to fulfill the workforce gap in the coming years. One of the ways the government is … Read more

A Zero Emissions Future: BCIT receives funding to help raise electric vehicle (EV) awareness in underrepresented communities

A picture of a large solar panel used as a charging station for electric vehicles at the BCIT Burnaby Campus.

BCIT receives funding from the Minister of Natural Resources Through the Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative (ZEVAI), the Minister of Natural Resources announced a combined federal investment totalling nearly $5.9 million in 28 organizations across Canada to undertake zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) awareness projects. This funding hopes to support Canadians in understanding the … Read more

Our People: Rosmin Gilani, Administrative Assistant, School of Energy

Rosmin Gilani in black blouse and silver necklaces.

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

BCIT students design-build a pavilion for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Three students standing in front of the build of their pavilion design.

As the weather in Vancouver gets warmer, one of the most popular attractions during the Spring season is the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. With 43,000 cherry trees across Vancouver, cherry blossoms have often become a source of inspiration for a vast range of artists. In the spirit of celebrating art and encouraging inclusion within the … Read more

BCIT students from across Schools win big at the Skills Canada BC Competition

Three students with medals win awards at the Provincial Skills Canada BC competition

Earlier this year, BCIT students across the School of Transportation, School of Energy, and School of Construction and the Environment participated in the Skills Canada BC Competition. Going against a number of students from notable post-secondaries across BC, 11 BCIT students successfully placed in the top three in five major categories. Congratulations to all winners! … Read more

BCIT welcomes youth from the Wet’suwet’en community for a day of applied learning

A group of students listening to a demonstration from a BCIT faculty at the BCIT Burnaby Campus

BCIT recently welcomed 12 youth from the Wet’suwet’en community to experience a day of applied learning at the Burnaby Campus. While touring post-secondaries in the Lower Mainland, George Mitchell, a training and employment coach with Access Building Futures and a member of the Wet’suwet’en community, reached out to Tamara Pongracz, Department Head, BCIT Trades Access, … Read more

BCIT named as best Continuing Studies Institute in the city

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BCIT is honoured to have been voted first place in the Continuing Studies Institution category of the annual Stars of Vancouver Readers’ Choice Awards from Vancouver is Awesome. This award recognizes the strength of BCIT in providing industry-focused and flexible upskilling options to help learners quickly advance into in-demand jobs in Canada. Historically, Continuing studies … Read more

BCIT Mining Engineering students scoop multiple awards at the 2023 Canadian Mining Games

A group photo of BCIT Mining Engineering students who participated in the 2023 Canadian Mining Games.

Earlier this year, 16 BCIT Mining Engineering students participated in the 2023 Canadian Mining Games. For 33 years, the Games have given students across Canada the opportunity to showcase their mining knowledge and engage in problem-solving challenges with their peers. This year, 11 Canadian schools joined the 3-day long competition, where they went head-to-head in … Read more