This BCIT student project program is helping BC organizations save time and money

The Federation of Independent School Associations in British Columbia (FISA) is an umbrella organization of BC independent school associations. As part of the Industry Sponsored Student Projects (ISSP) program at BCIT, a group of Computer Information Technology (CIT) students (pictured above) were recently tasked with a major redesign of FISA’s website. Technical skills provide insight … Read more

From biochemistry to the tech sector: a Computer Systems Technology grad shares her journey

When Nadia Dobrianskaia, saw the gap between what scientists needed and what developers could provide, she enrolled in BCIT’s Computer Systems Technology program to follow her father’s footsteps into a career in the tech sector. Why or how did you move into the tech sector? My family moved to Canada when I was 10 years … Read more

“Practical and hands-on skills”: How two Technology Support Professional grads benefited from a solid foundation of IT skills

Like many, Sean Ellis knew he wanted to make a career change. Sean, who was working for a small landscaping company in North Vancouver, had always been interested in computers and technology. After some research, he landed on the BCIT Technology Support Professional (TSP) program. He felt it was a great fit. Blended format and … Read more

Faculty feature: How a love of tech and writing led one BCIT instructor to a dream career

Business Communication & Web Writing Instructor Geraldine Eliot shares her personal journey into the tech sector that has spanned two continents. How did you get into tech? My journey into the tech sector has had some twists and turns. In many ways I tumbled into it, as I’ve followed a path of both writing and … Read more

Students take first place at Microsoft hackathon with idea for helping dementia patients

Four first-term BCIT Computer Systems Technology (CST) students took first place recently at The Garage at Microsoft Vancouver hackathon. The two-day event was aimed at bringing technology and healthcare together to improve health outcomes for individuals with complex needs. Making a difference in the lives of people with dementia The winning team – Michael Disyak, … Read more

BCIT TEC Hub Hosts VanHacks (for Social Good!)

Hackathons are now are a regular feature in Vancouver, but it’s especially great when they bring together young technical minds to solve society’s problems. VanHacks (for social good) was hosted at BCIT’s Downtown campus TEC Hub last month. Spanning a full weekend, the event saw more than 200 participants working together in 34 teams to … Read more

New Tech Entrepreneur Option for CST students

In the second year of BCIT’s Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma, specialty options add depth and enable graduates to emerge with well-rounded skills that are essential for a career analyzing, designing, and developing software solutions. Starting this year, CST is adding a new Tech Entrepreneur Option designed to meet the needs of small tech companies … Read more

Final projects show traditional forensics merging with tech

BCIT Bachelor of Technology (BTech) students presented their final projects for the Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity, Crime and Intelligence Analysis, and Forensic Science options on Graduate Research Day held at Burnaby campus last week. The projects are a culmination of many years of hard work and encapsulates all they have learned. The event also offers … Read more

BCIT alumnus is creating opportunities for others

Beyond a rewarding career, signs of success include giving a helping hand to the next generation. Jordan Thompson, Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma program alumnus from 2004 is a leading example of this. As the Vice President of Project Engineering at Fortinet, he now regularly hires BCIT graduates onto his team, and has started an annual … Read more

BCIT hosts Women in Leadership Luncheon

Women in Leadership

As the tech sector grows at an astounding pace, the need to ensure its supply of talent is critical. That’s one reason many are worried about the relatively low number of women entering some tech careers. Women in Leadership (WIL), a non-profit that helps thousands of women across Canada develop their leadership skills through innovative … Read more