BC Construction Month 2020: celebrating essential workers

For BC Construction Month 2020, it is especially important to thank workers in the construction industry for their efforts in building our community and maintaining structures to keep us functioning safely. BC’s construction industry consists of more than 250,000 workers, and many of whom are essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. From skilled workers and … Read more

The Bauhaus Exhibit at BCIT

The Bauhaus Exhibit celebrates the innovative approach to design and architecture developed at the Bauhaus Art School. Thank you to the German Consul General Dr. Schmidt and the staff of the Consulate General of Germany in Vancouver with the support of Thomas Kauertz, HAWK – University of Applied Science and Arts for the opportunity to … Read more

BCIT United Way Pancake Breakfast breaks another record

The BCIT United Way Pancake Breakfast 2019 broke another record, raising over $7,200 compared to last year’s $5,060. This special event is an annual tradition for the BCIT community on Halloween. The School of Construction and the Environment organized the fundraiser and led a team of amazing volunteers. This year’s theme was superheroes. Superheroes came … Read more

City of Richmond supports hands-on learning for BCIT students

Energy management at the City of Richmond means utilizing direct digital control (DDC) for heating, cooling, and ventilating (HVAC) systems, as well as lighting systems programmed to conserve energy in Public and Corporate buildings. The City also identifies and initiates Power Smart lighting and HVAC equipment retrofits, reducing energy costs through smart planning. To ensure … Read more

BCIT Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering degree is accredited

(First graduating class of the accredited Mining Engineering degree with faculty and staff in 2019) BCIT celebrated its first group of Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) accredited graduates from the BCIT Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering degree in June 2019. Engineers Canada awards accreditation to programs that meet the academic requirements that are necessary to … Read more

BCIT and HAWK students present to the German Consul General

Students and faculty from the BCIT School of Construction and the Environment and Germany’s HAWK – University of Applied Science and Arts welcomed Dr. Klaus Schmidt, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, to BCIT for a presentation on their student projects. A total of 13 student groups comprised of German and Canadian students in Architectural Science and … Read more

Engineering students and faculty support Nepal’s recovery

Since Nepal’s 2015 M7.8 earthquake, significant reconstruction efforts have been undertaken to rebuild the extensive damage done by the earthquake and to increase risk preparedness plans for the future. Civil Engineering faculty member Bishnu Pandey, BCIT Civil Engineering students, and alumni have been supporting the reconstruction in Nepal. Danielle King and Harrison Dowd traveled to Kathmandu in … Read more

Collaborate, innovate, solve: 2 Day Challenge brings BCIT students together

The 2 Day Challenge event returned to BCIT for its fourth annual year. An event led by Challenge Chairs Phyllis Chong, Laurie Stott, and Julia Alards-Tomalin, the 2 Day Challenge brings together students from seven different programs including Geomatics, Architectural Science, Civil Engineering,  Forest and Natural Areas Management, Fish, Wildlife and Recreation, Ecological Restoration and Environmental Engineering. This year also … Read more

BCIT secures second place at the National Geomatics Competition

The second annual National Geomatics Competition was recently held at the University of Calgary with 12 teams of Geomatics students coming from universities and institutions across Canada to compete. Benoit Chevrette, Katie Conconi, and Meghan McLellan, third year students in the Geomatics Bachelor of Science degree program, did an excellent job of presenting their solution at … Read more

World premiere of documentary The Heart of the Fraser

The stretch of the Fraser River that falls between Mission and Hope is home to prime spawning locations for salmon and white sturgeon. Ken Ashley, Director of the BCIT Rivers Institute decided to make a documentary about the impacts humans are having on this sensitive area. The world premiere of the Heart of the Fraser documentary … Read more