BCIT establishes important benchmark for Forensic Health Sciences in Canada

BCIT sets important benchmark for Forensic Health Sciences in Canada-Aimee Falkenberg credit Island Health

Forensic nursing may be a relatively young field in Canada but it has become one of the fastest growing disciplines of nursing. Forensic nurses bridge the gap between law and medicine by providing compassionate care to victims of violence and abuse while gathering evidence to support law enforcement. As an early leader in shaping forensic … Read more

Crane installation takes construction of BCIT’s new Health Sciences Centre to new heights

Pecco SK 400 tower crane installed at BCIT on the site of new BCIT's Health Sciences Centre

A towering crane has been installed at BCIT’s Burnaby campus. Stretching 48 metres (164 feet) into the sky, it’s easily one of the tallest structures on campus. And its arrival onsite means building is set to begin on the new Health Sciences Centre (HSC), the first of several next-generation teaching and learning spaces supported by … Read more

BCIT Health Sciences Centre: a new standard for sustainability and wellbeing

BCIT-Health Sciences Centre

Students, staff and faculty at the BCIT Burnaby Campus will soon have a new space to rest, explore and regenerate, with the opening of the Health Sciences Centre in 2021. The Health Sciences Centre will be the first building to be a part of the INSPIRE Campaign. While BCIT has a long history of sustainable … Read more

New Health Sciences Centre breaks ground at BCIT

BCIT-Health Sciences Centre

Healthcare students at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) are one step closer to simulating real-life health care situations in an innovative and flexible space with the official groundbreaking of a new Health Sciences Centre. The centre will provide the simulated healthcare environments that are a critical component of health-sciences education. “This new state-of-the-art … Read more

Lisa Chu appointed Dean, School of Health Sciences

BCIT is pleased to announce that Lisa Chu has been appointed Dean, School of Health Sciences. Lisa has more than 20 years’ experience in academic and healthcare leadership, including a decade with the Fraser Health Authority in various roles including Director, Clinical Programs, Older Adult Programs and Director, Site Operations, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery … Read more

BCIT School of Health Sciences uses robots to simulate working with real patients

From virtual reality to bleeding robots If students attending polytechnic institutes have one overarching goal, it’s receiving job-ready education so they can start their careers as soon as possible after graduation. That’s certainly a big reason why 48,000-plus full- and part-time students attend the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), says James Rout, associate vice-president, … Read more

Sharmen Vigouret Lee appointed Dean, School of Health Sciences

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is pleased to announce that Sharmen Vigouret Lee has accepted the position of Dean, BCIT School of Health Sciences. BCIT will benefit tremendously from her expertise in areas including strategic planning, corporate governance, curriculum development and teaching, and policy development. “Sharmen is a visionary,” says Dr. Tom Roemer, … Read more

6 BCIT programs to prepare you for a job in BC’s healthcare system

6 BCIT programs to prepare you for a job in BC’s healthcare system

While employment in BC’s healthcare sector reached a new high of over 280,000 in 2021, there still continues to be a need for skilled professionals in the field. With the province’s aging and growing population growth to 6.5 million by 2041, there is a high demand for healthcare professionals and services in BC – currently … Read more

BC building talent pool to support life sciences, biomanufacturing

BCIT Biomanufacturing Training Centre

More people will soon have access to hands-on training in a new state-of-the-art training centre to help them get skills for jobs in life sciences and biomanufacturing, supporting companies to help address some of the world’s most pressing health-care challenges. The Government of BC and PacifiCan are making a combined investment of $7.2 million to … Read more

Fighting health disinformation with free open source pathology resources

Working from home during the pandemic was challenging for energetic and outgoing Basic Health Sciences faculty Jen Kong. But boredom turned to frustration when she repeatedly witnessed viral headlines and social media posts that contained so much health disinformation. “I think everyone should learn how their body works,” explains Jen. “That helps them guard against … Read more