It’s not too late to trade up—from apprentice to CEO

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Are you an apprentice with plans to build an empire? Or do you just get that combining a trade and some business know-how is a smart way to build a strong future? If yes, it’s not too late to sign up for next week’s intake of  Apprentice to CEO: Entrepreneurial skills for the trades—a new BCIT … Read more…

The coding playground debated on CKNW

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Do you know what coding is? In 2015, just 1% of BC students studied computer science in grade 12. There’s a movement afoot to change that and BCIT is helping lead the charge. In August, we opened the doors to our new Tech Hub at the Downtown Campus and invited K-12 teachers to come and learn how … Read more…

Salespeople aren’t what they used to be

Students and employers converge at BCIT Burnaby campus for the Professional Sales career night on February 2, 2016.

Salespeople aren’t what they used to be. That’s a good thing, according Dr. Harj Dhaliwal. Harj, the Associate Dean, Marketing Management, at the BCIT School of Business, was recently interviewed by Business in Vancouver magazine about the BCIT Professional Sales program. His main points? That sales is not about manipulating. A good salesperson, he explains, needs to master … Read more…

Music Business grad to perform at the Celebration of Light

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Michael Averill is set to perform at the Honda Celebration Of Light this week. The Music Business alumnus earned the stage after raising almost $8000 for music therapy through the Covers For The Cause campaign. Michael’s efforts will go to St. James Music Academy, which works on Vancouver’s downtown east side. It’s an organization he’s worked with for a couple of years. The … Read more…

Young children give young chum an enthusiastic send-off at Guichon Creek

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On April 11, a group of kindergarten children from a local elementary school came to the BCIT Burnaby Campus to do some important work. They released salmon into Guichon Creek. The annual event was organized by BCIT Rivers’ Institute Chair Emeritus, Mark Angelo, in conjunction with the Salmonid Enhancement Program. An advocate for connecting kids with nature and a renowned … Read more…

BCIT alumnus is taken with Liam Neeson

You probably saw that shot of Liam Neeson with the sandwich board. It was a viral photo of the actor checking in on the board’s stated promise—that he could eat at the New Westminster sandwich shop for free. The story got national coverage, including The Globe & Mail and HuffPost. BCIT Music Business alumnus Alex Johrden is the Director of … Read more…

BCIT co-op student makes sail on her nautical career

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BC Shipping News has given over space usually reserved for senior executives to a BCIT student. The April 2017 issue features a deck cadet from Nautical Sciences Diploma Program. Meet  Rhianna  Henderson, a 23-year-old cadet in her third year of  a four-year Nautical Sciences Program at the BCIT Marine Campus. Given BCIT’s strong reputation for produ­cing … Read more…

Singing in the skies—a BCIT alumna writes about being a pilot

It’s International Women’s Day and Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, so we thought we’d give some props to one of our pilots. Jamie Sedawie is an alumna of the Airline and Flight Operations program. In 2008, she became one of the first students to graduate from BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus. “Jamie is one of those individuals … Read more…

BCIT trades programs lauded for empowering women

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A recent article by The Province’s Daphne Bramham argues that “by learning trades, women can save themselves — and maybe even the economy.” The article and its video feature BCIT Trades Discovery Program Head Tamara Pongracz. Pongracz calls trades the final frontier for women. She and others interviewed agree it can be a challenge for women … Read more…

Hundreds of graduates celebrate at winter convocation

Today more than 500 BCIT students crossed the stage to become BCIT graduates. President Kathy Kinloch addressed the two ceremonies, thanking the parents and faculty who helped the graduates succeed. Then, she offered special praise for those in the cap and gown. “Thank you for supporting one another and for your perseverance. BCIT is not an … Read more…