Aerospace Associate Dean completes second PhD

Aerospace Technology Campus Associate Dean Sanja Boskovic

Congratulations to Sanja Boskovic, BCIT Associate Dean of Aerospace who just completed her PhD in Educational Technology and Learning Design from SFU. This is Sanja’s second PhD, alongside her PhD in Engineering. She was inspired to pursue further education when she found few students were completing the highest certification levels. She wanted to understand why. “When … Read more

Disaster Day tests emergency response at BCIT

Major earthquake scenario takes place on campus A massive earthquake shook the BCIT campuses this past week – on paper. Almost 200 volunteers played into the scenario created for the biennial BCIT Disaster Day. Staff, faculty, and employees joined forces with St. John Ambulance, Burnaby fire department, and RCMP in the exercise. The City of … Read more

Kory Wilson recognized by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

(Photo above: Kory Wilson and her two daughters at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trades awards reception) Kory Wilson, Executive Director, BCIT Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships has been recognized by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade for her work championing women in leadership roles. The 2018 Wendy McDonald Diversity Awards honour individuals who promote diversity, … Read more

Preparing students for increasingly tech-focused job market

With a wave of technology-driven disruptions impacting almost every industry in B.C., the province’s economic engine is increasingly in need of workers with high-tech skills sets. To meet this shift head on, the British Columbia Institute of Technology is ensuring that its students in all areas of study are equipped with the tech skills required … Read more

Students showcase their skills for the winning title at Presentation Idol

The 8th annual Presentation Idol wrapped up with presentations ranging from robots taking over the workplace to zero-waste technology. Awards were handed out by both the judges and the audience for top presenters, including an award for innovation. Judging the final round this year were BCIT alumni Sunny Ghataurah, President and CEO at AES Engineering, … Read more

How BCIT and the BC Government are empowering women in trades

Earlier this month, the BC Government announced support for initiatives to help remove barriers for women wanting to enter the trades. The announcement outlined $1.8 million in funding that will be utilized for initiatives including; outreach and mentoring, workplace culture training to address bullying and harassment, development of workplace policies, and employee recognition programs. “Removing … Read more

Civil engineering faculty builds change in Nepal

It’s been one year since Civil Engineering faculty, Bishnu Pandey, flew back to disaster-stricken Nepal, where a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit in April 2015, killing thousands and leaving cities in ruins. Bishnu returned in response to the need for earthquake engineering experts to support the reconstruction of earthquake resilient homes. National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) of Nepal … Read more

International Women’s Day at BCIT

In recognition of International Women’s Day, the BCIT Student Association hosted a panel of five women who spoke about their unique experiences working in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Leading the esteemed panel was Dr. Bethany Edmunds, Associate Dean of Computing at BCIT. Featured on the panel was Dani Ferenc (Director of Operations at … Read more

Associate Dean Bethany Edmunds named one of BC’s Most Influential Women

BC Business has announced BC’s most influential women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This annual issue features the top female influencers in the province and Dr. Bethany Edmunds, BCIT Associate Dean of Computing, is among the women on the prestigious list. “This award is quite humbling, but it speaks to the impact that educators … Read more