New BCIT Construction Safety Videos available online

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) School of Construction and the Environment (SOCE) is proud to introduce its new Construction Safety Videos on the BCIT Safety in Construction and Environment webpage for BCIT faculty, staff, students and for others in the construction industry to use in the province of British Columbia.  BCIT is committed … Read more

BCIT Civil Engineering wins the CSCE President’s Best Student Chapter Award in Canada

The BCIT Student Chapter of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) has been awarded the national CSCE President’s Best Student Chapter 2020-2021 Award. This award continues an impressive and strong tradition for the BCIT CSCE Student Chapter.  The Chapter has won this prestigious award now six times: 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2021. “What … Read more

BCIT and SFU Master’s student Macus Ong is runner up in BBC Wildlife Magazine Photo competition

Macus Ong is an international student in the BCIT and SFU Master of Science (MSc) in Ecological Restoration program with a passion for photography and to teach others about the environment through his work. While working on his MSc Applied Research Project, Macus photographed a stunning cormorant. He entered the photo in the BBC Wildlife … Read more

Electricians need to prepare for FSR certificate renewal in 2021

Did you know that the Technical Safety BC Electrical Field Safety Representative (FSR) certification will expire on the first day of your birth month in 2021, regardless of when you renewed it? Electrical Safety Regulation (section 10.1) now requires Class A, B or C FSRs to complete 8 hours of continuing education before they can … Read more

BCIT Forestry students win second place in the Technology Accreditation Canada Contest

Creating an award-winning report is no easy task, but recent graduates from the BCIT Forest and Natural Areas Management (FNAM) diploma program, Aaron Froc, Larissa Lau, Morgan Scott, and Aida Tribinevicius were up to the challenge. Students in the FNAM program complete an applied research project as part of their diploma, which includes the creation … Read more

Cross-school collaborative research on biochar for green infrastructure

The BCIT School of Construction and the Environment (SoCE) Green Value Strategies in Development Applied Research Endowment funded a cross-school collaborative research project on the use of a sustainable filtration material called biochar to remove chemical contaminant from stormwater to improve water quality in creeks and rivers. The long term goal is to incorporate biochar … Read more

How an ocean of curiosity led BCIT Geomatics student to pursuing a career as a hydrographic surveyor

A reflective gaze toward the open sea might be how some of us ponder one of life’s riddles or to dream away a warm holiday afternoon. But for a creative Vancouver Island student enrolled in the BCIT Geomatics Engineering Technology Diploma program, a curious glance across the waves is often to imagine what topographic mysteries … Read more

BCIT recognized as ACI Outstanding University for eighth year

For the eighth year, BCIT has been recognized by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) as an Outstanding University for the University Student Activities Program. This prestigious ACI recognition is presented to post-secondary institutions that have successfully participated in ACI activities and programs. The BCIT Civil Engineering Bachelor of Engineering program in the School of Construction and the … Read more

BCIT Carpentry students receive HAVAN Centra Cares Scholarships

BCIT Carpentry students Nicholas Fast, Kyle Li, Hairun Huang, and Conor MacPherson are recipients of the 2020 Home Builders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) Scholarship. With physical distancing in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, students were presented their scholarships during the online HAVAN Annual General Meeting. Since 1998, HAVAN and the Centra Cares Program have partnered to … Read more

BCIT Interior Design students receive Honorable Mention for Indigenous-inspired project

BCIT Interior Design students Kelly Wu and Lauren Binstead received an Honorable Mention at the 2019-2020 IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council) Student Design Competition sponsored by Council for Interior Design Qualification. The student project submission was titled “Self Circle“. This project was inspired by the tenets of Salish First Nations groups with the design of this center … Read more