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

Dave Dunn appointed Associate Dean in Building Design and Construction -Trades

The BCIT School of Construction and the Environment is pleased to announce that Dave Dunn has been appointed to the position of Associated Dean in Building Design and Construction Trades. Dave brings a wealth of knowledge to this position and as part of the School’s management team. Programs in his portfolio include Carpentry, Joinery, Piping Trades (Plumbing, … Read more

Mind Over Metal Welding Camp at BCIT

The School of Construction and the Environment once again welcomed a group of high school students into its Welding Department. From June 25 to 29, eight North Vancouver School District high school students put on safety boots and blue coveralls to participate in the “Mind Over Metal Welding Camp” – a collaboration of BCIT, CWB Welding Foundation, the North … Read more

BCIT ArchSci student wins CAGBC Andy Kesteloo Award for 7th Year

For the 7th year in a row, a BCIT Architectural Science Degree student has won the prestigious national competition, the Andy Kesteloo Memorial Student Project Award. Tessa Benson is a 4th year graduating student of this degree program. The Andy Kesteloo Memorial Student Project Award is in memory of Andy Kesteloo, a visionary green building advocate, … Read more

Electrical student wins Silver in Skills Canada National Competition

Congratulations to the BCIT School of Construction and the Environment Electrical student, Mitch De Sousa, for winning Silver at the Skills Canada National Competition in Edmonton, Alberta in Industrial Controls! Mitch had won Gold at Skills BC and will compete in Skills Canada 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia to qualify for the WorldSkills in Kazan, Russia. WorldSkills Competitions are the … Read more