BCIT receives over $14.5 million in funding to support aerospace and life sciences training

BCIT Aerospace

What do aerospace and life sciences have in common? They are both hot spots of innovation and growth in British Columbia. With over 200 companies, British Columbia has one of the largest aerospace clusters in Canada. BC’s life sciences sector is the fastest growing in Canada. PacifiCan is committed to helping businesses in these sectors … Read more

How a co-op took BCIT alumna Ema Baksa on a rollercoaster ride of a lifetime

Major theme parks like Universal Studios and Disneyland, attract millions of guests each year with motion-based themed rides that make you feel like you’re actually in a movie scene. That effect may seem like magic but it’s actually the work of Controls Engineers like BCIT alumna Ema Baksa, who creates the motion of dark rides … Read more

Student wellbeing: The Early Assist Program offers support to navigate life while at BCIT

With the onset of COVID-19, students have faced an increase in unique challenges, and the need for support reflects that. The Early Assist Program has had an uptake in referrals since 2019, with outreach doubling each year. The confidential online referral system can be accessed by students to get support and services for personal or … Read more

BCIT alumni love story: how a cue-card mix-up led to a lifelong bond for alums Adrian and Michelle

Adrian and Michelle with their two kids.

“I was late, I was really late,” BCIT alumna Michelle Dragon recalls as she and Adrian Duke prepared to present their speeches at the first Honouring our Leaders, BCIT Indigenous graduation celebration. “We went over what we were going to talk about. I was like, I think I got it!” Despite the confidence he exuded … Read more

BCIT GIS students bring winning ‘hack’ to life with City of Maple Ridge

BCIT students win first prize in Maple Ridge hackathon

BCIT Geographic Information Systems (GIS) students Jenna Kim, Habi Sivakaran, Callum Bowles, and Martina Todorova won first prize in a hackathon hosted by the City of Maple Ridge (the City). The online hackathon ran from December 2020 to February 2021, the focus of which was ‘Connecting our Community through Technology.’ The City’s goal was to … Read more

BCIT and SFU Master’s student Macus Ong is runner up in BBC Wildlife Magazine Photo competition

Macus Ong is an international student in the BCIT and SFU Master of Science (MSc) in Ecological Restoration program with a passion for photography and to teach others about the environment through his work. While working on his MSc Applied Research Project, Macus photographed a stunning cormorant. He entered the photo in the BBC Wildlife … Read more

Apply now: 2021 BCIT Student Innovation Challenge brings student ideas to life

Hockey analytics and children’s rompers, what do they have in common? Both of these “bright ideas” were winners of the 2019 BCIT Student Innovation Challenge. The BCIT Student Innovation Challenge is an annual contest aimed at providing mentorship funding, and other resources to support BCIT students in bringing their innovative or entrepreneurial ideas to life. … Read more

BCIT South Wetland Restoration project brings education to life

South Wetland Restoration project brings education to life for BCIT students

Frogs, birds, critters, and the community now have a newly-built wetland to enjoy on the south end of the BCIT Burnaby Campus, near Guichon Creek. The biodiversity hotspot — constructed by students as part of a three-day field course — isn’t just good for the environment, it’s also a living example of how programs at … Read more

SAP Gives BCIT Computing Co-op Students a Sneak Peek at Life in Tech

By Angus Lin A Friendly Greeting and Insightful Advice On January 23, 2019 BCIT CST and CIT students had the incredible opportunity to attend a tour of SAP’s Vancouver Office. Upon entering, we were greeted by several SAP employees including Joseph Hou, and many current SAP interns. Susanna Kan, our co-op coordinator introduced us and … Read more