Government of Canada Supports Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Infrastructure in B.C.

NEWS RELEASE February 23, 2018 –  Natural Resources Canada BURNABY, B.C. –Electric, hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles decrease greenhouse gas emissions and in some cases can significantly reduce fuel costs. Canada continues to make strategic investments to help Canadians make greener choices and to encourage widespread adoption of electric and alternative fuel vehicles. Member of … Read more

BCIT named a BC 2018 Top Employer 

For the eighth consecutive year, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has been named one of British Columbia’s Top 100 Employers. “We are honoured to be recognized as one of the province’s top employers,” says Ana Lopez, Vice President, Human Resources and People Development. “This award is a celebration of BCIT’s most valuable asset – … Read more

Government of Canada makes post-secondary education more affordable for part-time students

This morning, Terry Beech, Member of Parliament for Burnaby North–Seymour and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, visited BCIT for a roundtable discussion on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour. Mr. Beech announced expanded access to Canada Student Grants for part-time … Read more

What do pirates and car insurance have in common? A career in the insurance industry

Believe it or not, BCIT General Insurance and Risk Management Diploma program grads are working all over the world, doing everything from selling car insurance to hostage negotiations. Sounds too crazy to be true right? Well, we sat down with Program Head, Shaun Sinclair, and he filled us in on this exciting and diverse industry. Range … Read more

Digital Technology Investment Will Fuel Canadian Innovation

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 15, 2018 VICTORIA – Canada is poised to become a global leader in digital technology and innovation following today’s decision from the Government of Canada to support Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster, say leading educators. Today, the Government of Canada announced its support for Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster, a BC-led … Read more

BCIT welcomes Roy Hart as Chief Information Officer

BCIT is pleased to announce the appointment of Roy Hart as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Roy joins BCIT with over 25 years’ experience in enterprise IT, strategy, and leadership across multiple sectors, including education, health, justice, social service, and infrastructure. Roy most recently led the information technology portfolio as CIO for Alberta Transportation and Alberta Infrastructure. “Roy … Read more

Social enterprise Café launches at BCIT

  Burnaby Family Life (BFL) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) are proud to announce the official opening of a new social enterprise Café at the Center for Applied Research and Innovation Centre (CARI) in Burnaby. The multi-tenant BCIT building on Mathissi place (across from the main Willingdon Ave. campus) is now home … Read more

Virtual reality, real-world learning

BCIT Student Testing out VR

Students explore 3D simulations for deeper understandings When Vince Piva saw a 3D scanner a few years ago at a technology fair in Las Vegas, the BCIT instructor immediately realized its potential as a learning tool for teaching his automotive service technician students. Little did he realize just how important this technology would prove to … Read more

Tech-savvy students, job ready

Revolutionary education puts BCIT grads in high demand It’s not about technology. It’s really all about the people. All of British Columbia Institute of Technology’s time and effort incorporating new technologies – like robotics and virtual reality – into its curriculum have one key objective: training highly skilled, upwardly mobile graduates who are among the … Read more

Students cash-in with practical writing assignment

Each year, the bursary application deadline approaches and many students find themselves forgetting to apply because they are busy with their studies. That’s the benefit of taking a class with forward-thinking BCIT Communications instructor, Darlene Webb. For the past eleven years, Darlene has tasked her students with writing a bursary application. “Students feel empowered when … Read more