A bucket, a crank, and a brush: How this BCIT grad made protecting the world’s waters his life’s work

Turn on the faucet and brush your teeth. Or jump in the shower for a refreshing and clean shower after a workout at the gym. Access to clean and safe water is a basic human right, not a privilege. Yet billions of people across the world are still living without safe water, leaving them struggling … Read more

BCIT MAKE+ brings inventor’s vision to life with safer, quicker, easier way to plug in

Many Canadians are all too familiar with the block heater struggle—getting it plugged in while juggling keys and bags, connecting cords while saddled with bulky gloves, and even finding the plug in a dim garage. And those are just the things that fall into the “irritating” category. There’s also a safety element involved: if you … Read more

Life as an International Student at BCIT

Have you ever felt homesick? As international students, we have to change from a familiar environment to an unfamiliar environment. We have to leave our family and friends, and we have to speak a different language. Compared to local students, we have to overcome many obstacles.  However, honestly, studying at BCIT as an international student is … Read more

Connecting accomplished graduates with BCIT donors at the June Graduating Awards Celebration

Feelings of elation, joy, and gratitude were everywhere—from the graduating students who received awards to the donors who made it all possible during this year’s June Graduating Awards Celebration. Held immediately after the BCIT Spring Convocation ceremonies on June 25, 26, and 27, donors who made an impact on students’ lives and helped support their … Read more

BCIT named 2024 Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity

BCIT letters with sun shining through

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has been named one of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity 2024 by Forbes.  The annual rankings are developed by Forbes and Statista through an independent survey of 40,000 professionals across all industry sectors, with eligible companies employing at least 500 employees. The evaluation is based on three criteria: … Read more

Celebrating BCIT graduates: Spring 2024 Convocation ceremonies

Dr. Jeff Zabudsky addressing graduates

Over 1700 students are crossing the stage in five in-person ceremonies this June, joining more than 205,000 of our BCIT alumni community. We are proud of our graduates for their achievements and confident in their abilities to create sustained and meaningful impact beyond BCIT.   Each ceremony begun with the acknowledgement that our campuses are … Read more

Sean Poole elected President of the BCIT Alumni Association

The BCIT Alumni Association is proud to announce that Sean Poole, COO, Vancouver Island Ferry Company, was elected as the Association’s newest President following former President Emil Bosnjak’s retirement at the 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 12. Prior to this, Sean served on the board as Vice President from 2023 to 2024 and … Read more

BCIT MAKE+ collaborates with Providence Research to pioneer medical innovations 

The BCIT MAKE+ applied research group is collaborating with Providence Health Care (PHC) through Providence Research’s annual Skunkworks innovation competition. This collaboration is aimed at inspiring and developing new medical devices and health-related technologies, driven directly by insights and needs identified from the frontlines of care. The goal is to transform theoretical ideas into practical … Read more