Alumni discover their personal brand at the 2024 BCIT Alumni Association AGM and Feature Presentation

On June 12, more than 200 BCIT alumni gathered for the 2024 BCIT Alumni Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Feature Presentation at the BCIT Downtown Campus Tech Collider—a next-generation learning space and event venue. The event was the Association’s first in-person AGM since 2019 and it gave attendees an opportunity to reflect on the … Read more

BCIT students participate in Disney Cultural Exchange program for a transformative experience

BCIT Disney Cultural Exchange program

BCIT celebrated its first-ever participation in the Disney Cultural Exchange program with an inaugural group of 20 students selected to embark on an exciting three-month summer internship at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, beginning June 3. This program, introduced by Kenton Low, Dean, BCIT School of Business + Media, promises to be … Read more

Empowering futures: BCIT Indigenous Youth Gathering

BCIT Indigenous Youth Gathering

In an inspiring convergence at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), over 100 Indigenous youth and staff from three high school districts were given a unique opportunity to envision their future through various workshops and cultural exchanges at the BCIT Indigenous Youth Gathering. This event, aimed at exploring post-secondary opportunities at BCIT and highlighting … Read more

Indigenization of the BCIT Nursing curriculum

Indigenization of the BCIT Nursing curriculum

BCIT Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships provides support to Indigenous students throughout their educational journey, while also supporting the BCIT community in their work to advance Truth and Reconciliation. A key component of the ongoing work related to the BCIT Indigenous Vision is the continuous Indigenization of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum. Tami Pierce, … Read more

BCIT named best Continuing Studies Institute for the second year in a row

BCIT is voted Best for Continuing Studies

BCIT has been voted first place in the Continuing Studies Institution category of the annual Stars of Vancouver Readers’ Choice Awards from Vancouver is Awesome. This marks the second consecutive year that BCIT has received this award, which recognizes the strength of the Institute in providing industry-focused and flexible upskilling options to help learners quickly … Read more

Three tips for success at BCIT, from upgrading to graduation

Man with short dark hair wears a grey sweater with a collared check shirt in an office with bookcase in the background

It’s a challenge to know where and how to start a program and career in a new country, in another language, but for Zak Husayn the most important factor was doing it right. He’s now about to graduate from BCIT’s Architectural and Building Technology (ABT) Diploma and is already getting workplace experience through practicum placements. … Read more

HAVAN awards four deserving BCIT trades students

BCIT trades students winning HAVAN award

The Homebuilders Association of Vancouver (HAVAN) awarded four deserving BCIT Carpentry students scholarships for the 23rd year since the inception of this scholarship at the HAVAN Annual General Meeting. BCIT Associate Dean of Building Design and Construction, David Dunn announced this year’s Carpentry student recipients for the 2024 HAVAN Scholarships – Emma Albaek-Christensen, Jaden Chong, … Read more

BCIT hosts Canadian Colleges for a sustainable related education

C2R2 Group inside the ZEBLC

BCIT had the pleasure of hosting representatives from Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2), Mohawk College, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic for the Community Workforce Development Project / BCIT Community of Practice Meetings over the span of two days. The group visited BCIT School of Construction and the Environment on the … 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