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

Fleeing Syria: BCIT alum Layla Khdir overcomes all odds to achieve dreams

Layla Khdir BCIT Broadcast Journalism alum smiles in Global News shirt

Warning: This story contains depictions and discussions of war, which may be distressing for some readers. For free, 24/7 confidential support, call the BC Mental Health Support Line at 310-6789 (no area code needed). At six years old, aspiring journalist and future alumna Layla Khdir was performing nightly news shows to her mirror in her … Read more

Celebrating BCIT graduates: Winter 2024 Convocation ceremonies

BCIT students graduating at Winter 2024 convocation

500 students crossed the stage in three in-person ceremonies this March, 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 located on the … Read more

BCIT hosts high school robotics competition to support STEM workforce

BCIT hosts annual high school robotics competition to support development of STEM workforce

In a rapidly evolving workforce where the use of artificial intelligence and robots are changing how we work, new job and career opportunities related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields are also emerging, alongside the growing demand for professionals to fill STEM-related jobs. Ensuring students have early exposure to STEM education, such as … Read more

How BCIT Big Info paved the way to a career in Civil Engineering

BCIT Civil Engineering diploma student Julie Tran always knew that she was creative, but she didn’t know what she would pursue as a career until she started exploring her post-secondary options in grade 11.   “I was thinking a lot about what I would enjoy doing for the next 5 to 10 years without having to … Read more

A match made in heaven: 56 years of love sparks three generations of BCIT alumni

Waldbauer bcit alumni family stands with arms in front of them smiling, bcit blue background surrounds as a frame

“BCIT was my first love story; Jim was my second,” says BCIT alumna Peggy Waldbauer, Medical Lab Technology, ’67. Peggy recalls that she loved her classes and the memories made with friends on the BCIT Burnaby Campus. Little did she know, her affinity for BCIT would lead to finding her future soulmate, sparking the next … Read more