From education to employment: Why international students choose BCIT

Why international students choose BCIT

With nearly 4,000 international students from almost 100 countries, BCIT equips learners around the world for job-readiness. Some may be planning to return home or move to another country and bring what they’ve learned into the global market. For many, international credentials and work experience can result in better job opportunities and higher earning potential. … Read more

BCIT recognizes and celebrates Black History Month

Black Excellence Day

BCIT celebrated Black Excellence Day on January 13, 2023, as a lead up to Black History Month. Three local Black community leaders, Orene Askew (aka DJ O’Show), Anthonia Ogundele, and Lama Mugabo, participated in a discussion panel, moderated by Sharad Khare, to explain what Black Excellence means to them. This year, Canada will mark its … Read more

The value of BCIT internships: Get hired before graduation

Tchadas Leo explains the value of BCIT internships in getting job offers

For many students, their post-secondary journey involves choosing a program of interest, enrolling in a school that supports the chosen area of study, and graduating with a credential to enter the workforce. My post-secondary journey followed the same path with the exception that I was able to get a head start on entering the workforce … Read more

BCIT announces Dr. Sanja Boskovic as Associate Dean, School of Energy

Dr. Sanja Boskovic, Associate Dean, Industrial and Mechanical Trades

The BCIT School of Energy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sanja Boskovic, PhD Mech. Eng., PhD MEd as Associate Dean, Industrial and Mechanical Trades. Dr. Boskovic is no stranger to the BCIT community as she has been with the Institute since 2001. Her career started in the Power Engineering Department where she was … Read more

Four ways BCIT Industry Services can boost your business

BCIT Industry services can help boost your services

The advantages of an education from BCIT are clear for students, but there are also numerous gains to be had for businesses in British Columbia. From consulting with thought leaders on globally relevant training to connecting organizations with learners who are eager to work, our relationship with the business community is generating innovation across the … Read more

Alumni supporting students: BCIT Alumni Association gifts $4.8K to Student Association’s Food Pantry

a student adds food items to a bag from a pantry with text overlay 'proudly supporting students in need' BCIT Alumni Association

Food insecurity is something that no one should have to face, but according to the BCIT Student Association Advocacy and Wellness Manager, Giovanna Catussi, it’s a sad reality for many students. “Food insecurity has brutal implications on health and well-being,” says Giovanna. “Post-secondary students are exceptionally vulnerable, with over 50 percent of International and Domestic … Read more

Ask BCIT Alumni: The Zab Twins, Amazon Expert, Seller and Coach

How many members of your family have BCIT diplomas or degrees? The Zabierek family not only have one but two BCIT Grads, Arek and Brian. These successful alumni are making a name in entrepreneurship, mentorship, and coaching through Amazon and online. Arek and Brian Zabierek graduated in Marketing Management- Professional Sales Option at BCIT School … Read more

BCIT statement on human rights situation in Iran

On behalf of BCIT, we wish to express our support for the women, students, and courageous people of Iran who are risking their lives and freedom in support of gender equity and human rights. We also wish to acknowledge and pay respect to those who have died in protest and in police custody, including Mahsa … Read more

BCIT faculty supports emerging field of Internet of Things with new textbook

Internet of Things home

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the billions of physical devices around the world that are now connected to the Internet, all collecting and sharing data. In an era of digital transformation, IoT is growing at an accelerated rate, and so are the applications, trends, and technologies surrounding it. BCIT is at the forefront of this … Read more

New BCIT Research Chair in Advanced Building Technology aims to transform the residential construction industry

Dr. Fitsum Tariku

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), in collaboration with BC Housing, is pleased to announce that Dr. Fitsum Tariku has been appointed Research Chair in Advanced Building Technology. This newly established Research Chair will focus on advancing education and research in housing, with particular emphasis on decarbonization of new and existing buildings, and development … Read more