How BCIT is providing specialized training for marine welders

Where there’s metal, there are welders. Welding is everywhere, from transportation to infrastructure and everything in between. As the demand for welders continues to grow, there is a need for specialized courses to train apprentice and certified welders in providing service unique to specific fields, such as marine. With collaboration from the National Shipbuilding Strategy and Seaspan, … Read more

Michael Currie appointed Associate Dean, Building Design and Construction Technology

BCIT is pleased to announce that Michael Currie has been appointed Associate Dean, Building Design and Construction Technology, School of Construction and the Environment (SOCE). Michael comes with a wealth of experience in academia. Previously, he was the Program Head of the Architectural and Building Technology Diploma (ABT) program at SOCE. In this position, his primary responsibilities included … Read more

BCIT welcomes New Associate Certificate in Industrial Wood Processing

BCIT Industrial Wood Processing

BCIT welcomed the first graduating cohort from the pilot program of Associate Certificate in Industrial Wood Processing (IWP), School of Construction and the Environment (SoCE). The first cohort graduated from the pilot program in December 2018. The success of the pilot program has created another cohort of students who started in January 2019 and an additional to … Read more

The green conversation with BCIT: GVHBA Builders’ Breakfast Series

As a sponsor of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’​ Association (GVHBA) Builders’ Breakfast Series, the BCIT School of Construction and the Environment (SOCE) led an informative session on topics related to constructing high performance buildings and new green strategies in construction. BCIT speakers for this session included Alexandre Hebert, Manager, Zero Energy Buildings, Dr. Christine Thuring, Faculty, Centre for … Read more

BCIT Faculty Rick Chester wins leadership award

BCIT Faculty Rick Chester and former Instructor Norm Shaw wins leadership award

Richard (Rick) Chester, Faculty of Forest and Natural Areas Management (FNAM) at BCIT, has received the 2018 BC Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT) Leadership Award joint with Norm Shaw, former BCIT Instructor and Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP). This award is presented in recognition of exemplary leadership having a significant and positive impact on advancing the theory and … Read more

BCIT Joinery wins AWMAC WorkSafeBC Safety Innovation Award

The BCIT Joinery Department was awarded the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC) WorkSafeBC Safety Innovation Award 2018. Faculty and staff worked together on improving the awareness and quality of safe work procedures in the Joinery shop: signage was posted throughout the shop, safe work procedures were placed on all machinery, and a complete Student Orientation Booklet was … Read more

BCIT organized a record-breaking pancake breakfast fundraiser

BCIT fundraiser

The charitable Halloween Pancake Breakfast is an annual tradition for the community at BCIT. Organized by the School of Construction and the Environment (SOCE), the 2018 Halloween Pancake Breakfast fundraiser was Harry Potter-themed with a record-breaking $5,060 raised in support of the United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM).      New this year, Chartwells made this the … Read more

BCIT Joinery alumnus Koko Relleve wins Best Apprentice Award

BCIT Joinery alumnus wins Best Apprentice award 2018

BCIT Joinery alumnus, Alvin (Koko) Relleve of Citta Group received the Best Apprentice Award in the Special Achievements category from the 2018 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards of Vancouver Island. Managed by the Victoria Residential Builders Association, the 2018 CARE Awards presented 60 awards with more than 300 builders, renovators, designers, and suppliers in attendance. The … Read more

BCIT Environmental Engineering Technology Instructor Brenda Martens appointed to the Order of BC

Brenda Martens, B.Sc., CSBA, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Fellow, Instructor, BCIT Environmental Engineering Technology Degree program has been appointed to “the Province’s highest form of recognition” (BC Gov News), the Order of BC. Brenda teaches the Green Buildings and the Principles of Sustainability courses in this popular full-time and part-time studies degree. “Brenda Martens is a leading … Read more

BCIT Civil Engineering students and faculty advisor recognized at annual CSCE Conference

The BCIT Student Chapter of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) was awarded 3rd out of 26 other post-secondary institutions for the President’s Award for the Top Student Chapter in Canada. Incoming BCIT CSCE Student Chapter Co-Presidents, and 4th year BCIT Civil Engineering students, Kumayl Rashid and David Lu, travelled to the CSCE Conference in Fredericton, NB … Read more