David Tuccaro to receive a BCIT Honourary Doctorate

David Tucarro-Distinguished Awards

David Tuccaro, the President, CEO and Founder of Tuccaro Inc., will receive an Honourary Doctorate in Technology from BCIT. The acclaimed businessman grew up in the oldest community in Alberta, Fort Chipewyan, a northern community that can only be reached by ice road or plane. David says he got his start as an entrepreneur thanks … Read more…

Sue Paish to be honoured by BCIT

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The British Columbia Institute of Technology has announced the recipients of the spring 2018 Honourary Doctorates in Technology: Sue Paish, the CEO of LifeLabs, and David Tuccaro of Tuccaro Inc. But before they receive their degrees, Sue and David will be honoured at the BCIT Distinguished Awards dinner this month. Sue has long been an advocate … Read more…

Brad Kirk recognized as a distinguished alumnus

Brad Kirk-BCIT-Distinguished Awards

This month, BCIT will honour hotelier Brad Kirk with a Distinguished Alumni award. Brad is a prominent member of the hotel industry, respected both locally and internationally for his commitment to excellence. It’s a commitment he learned as a student at BCIT. “BCIT completely gave me this work ethic, this desire to achieve the impossible at … Read more…

Anne McMullin named a distinguished alumna

Distinguished alumna Anne McMullin in pink suit, white backdrop

Anne McMullin, the CEO of the Urban Development Institute Pacific Region, will be honoured at the 2017 BCIT Distinguished Awards dinner on October 17th. Anne is a widely respected businessperson, community volunteer, and speaker. She is also a graduate of the BCIT Broadcast Journalism (now the Broadcast and Online Journalism) diploma program. “BCIT was just an … Read more…

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

Michael Averil - Music Business - Music Heals

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…