Brett Favaro joins BCIT as Associate Dean, Natural Resources and Environment

BCIT is pleased to announce that Brett Favaro has been appointed Associate Dean, Natural Resources and Environment, School of Construction and the Environment. Brett brings more than a decade of experience as a conservation researcher and educator working with academia and industry to support the sustainable management of natural resources. With strong roots in Burnaby, … Read more

BCIT alumna and restoration officer Mae Whyte says Indigenous knowledge is key to successful ecological restoration

Rolling green valleys, rivers teeming with rainbow trout, and roaming moose characterize this northeastern Canadian jewel—the Peace River Region. It has been home and life to generations of Indigenous peoples in British Columbia. It is also where BCIT alumna Mae Whyte puts her passion for both environmental conservation and community building into meaningful action. “I … Read more

How an ocean of curiosity led BCIT Geomatics student to pursuing a career as a hydrographic surveyor

A reflective gaze toward the open sea might be how some of us ponder one of life’s riddles or to dream away a warm holiday afternoon. But for a creative Vancouver Island student enrolled in the BCIT Geomatics Engineering Technology Diploma program, a curious glance across the waves is often to imagine what topographic mysteries … Read more

Working with industry during COVID-19: BCIT Computing students help non-profit organization improve operations efficiency

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For BCIT Computing students who are adaptable and accustomed to solving complex problems, the transition to a primarily online educational delivery model did not disrupt their applied learning experience. During the COVID-19 pandemic, students Emily DeLisle, Ciara Southgate, Robert Vu, and Bryan Zhang took on a computing industry project to help Pathfinder Youth Centre Society … Read more

BCIT Machinist alumna’s path to a successful career took resilience and ACCESS

BCIT Level 4 Machinist alumna Jazmine Morrison was 13-years-old when she and her mother moved from Gitxsan nation in Northern BC to Vancouver so her mom could pursue a career as a career counsellor. Jazmine later had her son Ethan in 2010 and moved to Alberta for a year in 2013. After a tumultuous relationship … Read more

BCIT Industrial Network Cybersecurity instructors recognized for teaching excellence

BCIT launches Canada's first Industrial Network Cybersecurity program

Congratulations to Industrial Network Cybersecurity instructors Roger Gale and Umme Salsabil for receiving recognition from the Cisco Networking Academy for their excellence in teaching. Roger received the prestigious awards of 2019 Curriculum Specialist, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cybersecurity for Canada and the United States as well as the Instructor Excellence Expert Level Award 2019. … Read more

Adapting to online learning: BCIT Power Engineering students pilot cloud-based simulator

BCIT Power Engineering students pilot cloud-based simulator

As classes transitioned primarily online in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, BCIT Power Engineering students Cholo Belza, Brandon Chiang, Lucas Knott, Byron Tromp, and Joseph Vizjak took the initiative to pilot a cloud-based power plant simulator. This ensured they, along with their peers, were still able to acquire the practical skills relevant … Read more

A virtual celebration for the BCIT 2020 Graduating Class

BCIT Graduating Celebration Video

Congratulations to the BCIT 2020 Graduating Class! BCIT launched the Graduating Student Celebration video, hosted by Global BC News Hour anchor and BCIT alumna Sophie Lui, on June 23 at 10 am to honour our graduates for their accomplishments and to create a memorable experience that can be shared with friends, family, peers, and mentors. … Read more

BCIT students evaluating air quality with IoT devices

Technology is advancing every second of the day. This spring, four BCIT Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma students learned how the Internet of Things (IoT) can collect and exchange data. They were intrigued by what they found. Through a four-week long Industry Sponsored Student Projects program (ISSP), these students worked with their clients Jonathan Bassan, … Read more

From structures to communities, this Indigenous BCIT ironworking alum looks to a brighter future

BCIT Indigenous alumnus Brandon Darbyshire-Joseph stands at a job site with two co-workers

“I’d like to see our people get an opportunity to live a better life, to be able to take care of their families,” says Brandon Darbyshire-Joseph, an Indigenous BCIT Ironworking alumnus. “I’m a big believer that every generation can do better.” Brandon’s passion for creating positive change was forged from a family history pitted with … Read more