How to honour World Rivers Day, some thoughts from Mark Angelo

Sunday, September 25th was World Rivers Day. To mark the occasion, we spoke to the event’s founder, global rivers advocate and BCIT Distinguished Service Award recipient, Mark Angelo. Mark has paddled a thousand rivers in his lifetime. He’s traveled the entire length of the Fraser, as well as waterways throughout Asia, Africa and the Americas. He … Read more

The hidden job market can be found at the BCIT Downtown Campus

The BCIT Student Association wants to help current and past students access the hidden job market. Technology Industry Day will be held September 27 at the downtown campus. “Most jobs are not advertised.  They are filled through networking, referrals and word of mouth,” says Alexandra Gunn, BCITSA Career Specialist. But it can be difficult to make … Read more

Crafting industry innovation — a BCIT success story

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This past spring, three BCIT students completed a term project. They did it so well, they got a $600 prize – and they’re not the only winners. The company they worked with could see revenue increase by a thousand times that amount. The Business Operations students worked with Craftsman Collision, a 39-year old company with … Read more

Student opportunity: work on the Google Lunar XPRIZE

Photo: Alexei and Sergei Dobrianski explain the comms system to Garrett Gustafson, a recent mechanical engineering grad and propulsion consultant. Attention BCIT Marketing students: you could help Canada re-join the space race. There is only one Canadian team in the running for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and it’s working out of the BCIT Applied Research facility. … Read more

From BCIT to the Big Apple — practical advice from Katie Klumper, marketing superstar

Update: August 11, 2017: After seven years at KBS, Katie is now heading up Heat‘s New York operation. You can learn more about this move in this Ad Age article. Congratulations, Katie!  — Katie Klumper is impressive. The BCIT Marketing alumna is the president of a major advertising firm, KBS, in New York city. At the age of … Read more

BCIT students stream in from all over the world

It’s the first week of classes, an exciting time on all five BCIT campuses. For some of our new students, the fun started last week.  On September 1, hundreds of international students came to the Burnaby Campus to learn about their new school. The newcomers — some of whom arrived in Canada the night before — were … Read more

New aerial drone mapping and surveying course

BCIT is excited to announce its new part-time studies course Unmanned Aircraft Systems Applications for Geomatics. This is the first course of its kind on aerial drone surveying and mapping at BCIT that will be credited and can be put towards other studies. The first course starts September 24. Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or UAS, are … Read more

Newlywed alumni include BCIT in their love story — and wedding shoot

It was a sight that turned heads. We see a lot of different fashion choices on the BCIT Burnaby Campus—but this might have been the first wedding dress. On August 21st, newlyweds Ares Lee and Michelle Sun, both grads from the Computer Systems Technology Diploma program, posed on campus for wedding photos. “We have had so … Read more

BCIT computing student helps disrupt the online entertainment space

BCIT student, Nathan Miles, is making the most of his summer co-op placement. The second-year Computer Systems Technology student landed a coveted spot with online distribution start-up dotstudioPRO. The much-lauded company has given Nathan hands-on experience in the emerging industry. For example, he’s got to help launch the company’s major new initiative for online content creators —  the mySPOTLIGHT.TV Video … Read more

Google Lunar XPRIZE lands at BCIT

Of the sixteen teams still in the running for the 30-million dollar Google Lunar XPRIZE, only one is Canadian—and it’s working out of BCIT. The unprecedented contest challenges privately funded teams to build a robotic spacecraft, launch it to the moon, land it, have it travel 500 metres, and—as if that weren’t enough—transmit high-definition video … Read more