Free EV courses help adapt to a zero-emission future

Canada’s mandate that by 2035 all new light-duty vehicle sales be zero-emission is leaving many Canadians anxious. So, the BCIT Fueling Change project developed four free open learning courses that are fully online to help ease the learning curve. Funded by a grant from Natural Resources Canada—Faculty experts from BCIT Applied Research and the BCIT School … Read more

Life at BCIT: Medical Laboratory student boosts his diagnostic skills

It was the pressing need for medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) that motivated Andrew Warren to apply to the BCIT Medical Laboratory Science diploma program. Having already completed a degree in Analytical Chemistry, Andrew was working as a lab assistant at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. “I would hear in the lab how desperate they were … Read more

Life at BCIT: How a co-op led to a career as a heavy-duty mechanic

Four days after completing her Heavy Duty Truck Technology diploma, Kaiya Greenfield, Métis Nation, started her dream job as a service technician at Inland Kenworth, a commercial truck dealership. She got to know the culture and work-life at Kenworth through a 15-week paid co-op term which was part of her curriculum. The program’s faster pace … Read more

Go by Bike Week: How BCIT supports biking infrastructure

A picture of a person riding on a blue bike.

Cycling improves happiness and well-being. It is one of the most efficient forms of transportation and requires the least amount of energy per metre travelled than any other, including walking. In honour of Go by Bike Week, here are four ways our community celebrates cycling and supports BCIT’s commitment in reducing our carbon footprint by … Read more

Life at BCIT: Natural Resources faculty partners with students to co-create an Open Educational Resource textbook

Within the urban forest at the BCIT Burnaby campus, Natural Resources faculty Julia Alards-Tomalin peers through a loupe. “See how the blossoms look like little snake tongues?” she asks a group of Forest and Natural Areas Management (FNAM) students that have crowded around her. They murmur in agreement as each takes a turn looking through … Read more

Earth Day: 9 ways BCIT demonstrated environmental stewardship

Each year, the world comes together on Earth Day to draw attention to our collective responsibility and help accelerate the transition to an equitable, prosperous green economy. BCIT shares this commitment. Our Sustainability Vision aims to enable people to live socially-just lives within ecological limits. To mark this worldwide event, here are nine highlights on how … Read more

Life at BCIT: International student makes connections and promotes well-being among her peers

Aru Basbulat’s passion for math led her to move from Kazakhstan to Canada to enrol in the full-time Accounting Diploma program at BCIT. “There’s beauty in some solutions,” says Aru. “I enjoy numbers and problem-solving.” She chose BCIT because Canadian credentials are widely recognized throughout the world and in particular, BCIT is known for its … Read more

Life at BCIT: Computing student builds community at the Downtown Campus

BCIT Computing student Sally Poon at the Downtown Campus

BCIT Computer Systems Technology student Sally Poon is Chair of the BCIT Student Association (BCITSA) Downtown Campus (DTC) – a role where she aims to help improve daily life for the students who study here. With a mix of full-time programs and Flexible Learning the Downtown Campus is located at the heart of Vancouver’s business … Read more

National Sweater Day: BCIT reflects on saving energy in support of climate action

According to the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), more than a million Canadians have shown their support for limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by turning down their thermostats by the same amount (or more) and wearing their favourite sweaters to stay warm. In efforts to reduce carbon footprint, BCIT encourages all to take … Read more

BeeCIT brings the flavour of honey to BCIT campuses

BeeCIT bee hive at Marine Campus

Some sweet new activities are underway on BCIT campus rooftops around the Lower Mainland. The BeeCIT honeybee and pollinator program, has expanded beyond its initial Burnaby base, to include honey bee hives at the Downtown, Marine, and Aerospace campuses. BCIT Facilities teamed up with urban beekeeping partner Alvéole to install the hives that house docile … Read more