From ski racer to tech entrepreneur, BCIT alum Brian Fry approaches challenges with a focus on the future

Brian Fry in light blue shirt, smiling

At just 19 years old, Brian Fry went from racing with his local alpine ski team to representing the nation as an elite ski racer on Team Canada in the 1980s. Suddenly, a world of possibilities was at his ski boots. For this young athlete, who was born and raised in the small town of … Read more

A lifechanging career in education: Alumna and instructor Dr. Judy Shandler dedicates 40 years to student success

BCIT alumna Dr Judy Shandler smiles against a white backdrop

In the 1990s, Dr. Judy Shandler, who was teaching at BCIT as well as Vancouver Community College (VCC), was invited to participate in an exchange program to Mysore India and teach at an all-women polytechnic. It was pivotal to Judy’s career as an educator. “My experience teaching abroad was transformative and shaped how I teach … Read more

BCIT ranked among Canada’s best for International students

A group of students asking questions at the BCIT Student Services fair.

BCIT is pleased to rank twelfth among Canada’s best institutes in CourseCompare’s Best Colleges in Canada for international students in 2023 list and eleventh on their Canada’s Best Co-op Programs of 2023 list. Using data from Statistics Canada and provincial governments, in combination with reporting by colleges and recent graduates, CourseCompare’s evidence-based ranking is the … Read more

Award-winning career development advocate and educator: BCIT alum Dr. Candy Ho aims for a brighter, sustainable future

Candy in blue blazer smiling

The Great Resignation and quiet quitting are the disruptive souvenirs of the world’s unexpected journey through COVID-19. Spurred by the pandemic, many Canadian workers reassessed their employment and chose to either physically or psychologically check out. In the first half of 2020 alone, Canada lost approximately 3.4 million jobs (Statistics Canada, 2022), affecting workers and … Read more

BCIT stands in support of the 2S/LGBTQIA+ communities

BCIT building with a rainbow crosswalk

In response to the anti-SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) protests happening across Canada today, we want to acknowledge that this event may adversely impact members of our BCIT community, particularly members of our 2S/LGBTQIA+ community, and feel disruptive to the safe and inclusive environment we are committed to creating at BCIT.   We want to … Read more

BCIT collaborates on International Ecological Footprint Learning Lab

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is collaborating with York University and the University of Iceland on an International Ecological Footprint Learning Lab project. This project, led by York University, is supported by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) Partnership Grant Award which will provide $2,486,181 towards the project. Under BCIT … Read more

BCIT Applied Research designs exercise bikes for patients on dialysis

BCIT Applied Research designs exercise bikes for patients on dialysis

The Fraser Health Renal Program reached out to Garrett Kryt, Research Associate, MAKE+, BCIT Applied Research, to see if BCIT could assist them in making a special kind of bike – one that would help patients on dialysis and also be safe for staff to move on their own around the dialysis units. According to … Read more

BCIT named best school for digital-tech and continuing education

BCIT students and industry collaborate inside the Tech Collider

As BCIT welcomed students to the Fall term this week, it also celebrated the addition of two prestigious awards from The Georgia Straight’s 2023 Best of Vancouver Awards. BCIT has been named as number one in the Best Digital-Tech School category and runner-up in the Best School for Continuing Education category. This award recognizes the … Read more

BCIT awarded NSERC Discovery Grant for research on lipid digestion and satiety

BCIT Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG) researcher Dr. Anika Singh has been awarded a 5-year NSERC Discovery Grant of $177,500 for her research on lipid digestion and human satiety. Dr. Singh’s project aims to establish new knowledge that will help improve public health and lay the foundation for future research into other … Read more

BCIT announces Stephen McMillan as Associate Dean, Mechanical Engineering

Stephen McMillan, MEng, PEng, RSE

BCIT is pleased to announce that Stephen McMillan, MEng, PEng, RSE, has been appointed Associate Dean of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Energy (SoE). We are thrilled to have him lead and support the Mechanical Engineering department in ensuring academic excellence and delivering a world-class student experience. Stephen began his studies at BCIT in 1994 to … Read more