A new donation helps Indigenous students embark on new careers

Photo: Brian Carter, President, Seaspan Shipyards; Laurie Holland-Therrien, Manager, Corporate Training and Industry Services, BCIT School of Construction and the Environment; Jackie Jacob, Executive Director, BCIT Foundation; Andrea Hébert, Development Officer, BCIT Foundation; Jonathan Whitworth, CEO, Seaspan. BCIT is excited to announce a $300,000 donation from the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation, in conjunction with Seaspan, … Read more

Podmore’s Scrapbooks: how the BCIT Trades Discovery programs came to be

David Podmore sits in his boardroom, surrounded by the Georgie trophies his company—Concert Properties—has won over the years. He’s not looking at the building awards, however; he’s reading through a scrapbook. It’s one of five laid out on the table. “Isn’t it great?” he asks. “It’s fantastic.” The carefully constructed scrapbooks are filled with hand-written … Read more

New program to help engineers and electricians build renewable energy careers

BCIT is proud to announce the new advanced certificate in Renewable Energy Electrical Systems Installation and Maintenance (REESIM). The program has already garnered a lot of interest from prospective students. Renewable energy is a growth sector. Technological advances in the area have moved from the theoretical to industry. There is a demand for engineers and … Read more

Broadcasting greatness: BCIT alumna awarded again

BCIT has been aware of Ceilidh Millar’s greatness for a while now. She was hired on as a student employee in her first semester, back in 2011. She was named a Distinguished Alumna in 2013, and appointed as BCIT’s Ambassador & Spokesperson. This week, the British Columbia Achievement Foundation recognized Ceilidh, too. The Broadcast and … Read more

Jiu Jitsu master visits campus

BCIT students, staff and faculty recently spent an afternoon throwing each other around. The wrist grabs and ‘trap and rolls’ were all a part of a free self-defense class organized in a joint effort between BCIT and the BCIT Student Association. It was taught by instructors from North Vancouver Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In a mixed crowd of men, women, staff … Read more

Computing science students to talk about research, jobs, and women

For the first time, the Canadian Undergraduate Computer Science Conference (CUCSC) will be held in the lower mainland, at the BCIT Burnaby Campus. The annual conference offers a rare opportunity for computing science undergrads to present their own topics to peers, network, and hear from industry heavy-hitters. Slated keynote speakers represent Google, Telus, Microsoft, MDA, and BCIT. The BCIT … Read more

BCIT Alumna hugs the bees in NYC

Earth Day is an appropriate time to honour BCIT alumna, Deanna Fligg. The painter and Interior Design grad is a fan of bees. As her homepage states: “Sometimes, the smallest creature on the planet can have the largest impact. Humans, we share the world, be kind.” Fligg received her Management Certificate in Interior Design from BCIT in 2008. Since … Read more

Earth Day: BCIT both giveth and taketh away

Earth Day is fast approaching, and BCIT has a couple of fun things in the works to mark the environmental date. We will rip out some invasive plants, and then we’ll give out some prizes. BCIT is running an Earth Day contest, with a prize pack up for grabs. From Wednesday, April 20—running through Earth … Read more

SAP CEO gets personal with a BCIT crowd

On Monday, April 11, SAP CEO Bill McDermott spent an evening at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). He shared his business insights and talked about the journey he took from humble beginnings in Long Island to become CEO of one of the largest software companies on earth. SAP has approximately 300,000 customers in 190 countries. Working … Read more