BCIT students develop an artificial intelligence model for YVR

YVR Airport- BCIT Taxi Story

BCIT Business Information Technology Management (BITMAN) students Stuart Barnes, Yuri Fedoruk, and Will Karapetyan collaborated with Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) model that could predict transportation demand. Specifically, a system that would identify the number of taxis and carshares required at YVR every hour. Through this work, BCIT students are … Read more

Ask BCIT Alumni: Kelly Heesterman, Director of Sales and Marketing at Meetingmax

Kelly Heesterman

Life is a continuous journey of growth and development. Whether for personal or professional growth, there is always room to improve and advance towards a specific goal. That has been the mission of our successful BCIT Marketing grad, Kelly Heesterman.  Kelly continuously strives to improve not only herself but also encourages those around her to … Read more

Ask BCIT Alumni: The Zab Twins, Amazon Expert, Seller and Coach

How many members of your family have BCIT diplomas or degrees? The Zabierek family not only have one but two BCIT Grads, Arek and Brian. These successful alumni are making a name in entrepreneurship, mentorship, and coaching through Amazon and online. Arek and Brian Zabierek graduated in Marketing Management- Professional Sales Option at BCIT School … Read more

A flexible learning pathway to the BCIT Bachelor of Business Administration

BCIT is home to one of the largest business and media schools in Western Canada. With the workforce rapidly evolving, industries across sectors need skilled professionals who have well-rounded business acumen to think critically and strategically in solving complex challenges faced by organizations. In response to this, the School of Business + Media created a … Read more

BCIT High School Case Competition paves the path for an applied learning experience

BCIT High School Case Competition: case day

Learning at BCIT is hands-on, team-based, and industry-focused to ensure students are job-ready when they enter the workforce. More than 60 high school students from across six Burnaby schools experienced this unique learning model at the recent BCIT School of Business + Media High School Case Competition, presented by Fairmont and Partners in Tourism. Participating … Read more

Ask BCIT Alumni: George Tsogas, CEO and Owner of Kit and Ace

From being a student finishing an industry project to now being the Chief Executive Officer and Owner of a global clothing brand from Vancouver, Kit and Ace, George Tsogas is one of many success stories of a BCIT grad. We had the opportunity to interview this one-of-a-kind leader to learn about his career journey and … Read more

Ask BCIT Alumni: Andrew Booth, Lead Multimedia Producer, Clio

For this issue of Ask BCIT Alumni, we chatted with one of our passionate and energetic graduates from BCIT Broadcast and Media Communications. Andrew Booth graduated from BCIT with a Radio Arts and Entertainment diploma in 2015. He began working for Clio, comprehensive law case management and legal software based in Burnaby, BC, as a … Read more

Ask BCIT Alumni: Wryan Colin Chan, Membership Account Manager, Burnaby Board of Trade

Metro Vancouver is a beautiful place to live and play. While many visitors come to Vancouver and ravels at the majestic beauty of this modern city surrounded by beautiful nature, mountains, forests and the sea, some individuals fall in love with the place and decide to stay and work here. That is the story of … Read more

Ask BCIT Alumni: Ajit Amar, Branch Manager for RBC Royal Bank

During the BCIT Financial Association Industry Round Table Event in April, we had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Ajit Amar, Branch Manager for the Newton Branch for RBC Royal Bank. Ajit graduated from BCIT in 2001 with a Financial Management Diploma and, in 2005, completed his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. He … Read more

Ask BCIT Alumni: Colleen Smith, Event Sales and Services Manager, Fairmont Pacific Rim

Vancouverites are ready to pack their bags for their next summer vacation after more than two years of travel restrictions brought about by the pandemic. That is why tourism is a booming industry at the moment. This is especially prominent when we chatted with BCIT Tourism alumnae, Colleen Smith, Event Sales and Services Manager at … Read more