Teaching part-time: The best of both worlds

If variety is the spice of life, BCIT Computing Part-time Studies instructors are doing things right. By working in industry and sharing their knowledge with others, they keep themselves challenged while also enjoying a sense of giving back. Value in having working professionals as instructors Donabel Santos (pictured above), herself a BCIT Computer Systems Technology … Read more

Hardly slowing down—the growth of the Retirees’ Association

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Retired, and Extremely Dedicated! The R.E.D. Team is on a roll! The BCIT Retiree’s Association—Retired, and Extremely Dedicated—is moving ahead with renewed energy and focus. The current board has stepped up activity on several fronts. Membership is growing rapidly with a 25+% leap in just a few months. Various activities keep members engaged with BCIT, … Read more

Vancouver’s Faculty Brewing comes by its name honestly

The craft beer industry is thriving in Vancouver. While many people know the difference between an IPA and a Pilsner, there are a lot of new craft beer drinkers in need of a bit of beer education. Enter Mauricio Lozano, part-time BCIT Food Technology instructor and proud craft brewery owner. Mauricio opened Faculty Brewing in Vancouver’s … Read more

Occupational Health and Safety student wins national scholarship

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Congratulations to BCIT Occupational Health and Safety Diploma program student Vanna Lymberopoulos. Vanna recently won the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) Scholarship. This annual award is designed to support students entering the occupational health and safety (OH&S) profession. It supports the creation of healthy and safe workplaces, and also provides financial assistance to undergraduate students … Read more

The Honourable David Emerson on his ‘North Star’

David Emerson at June 2017 BCIT Convocation

This story first appeared in The Vancouver Sun, June 24 , 2017 with credit to Michael Bernard – Postmedia Content Works. David Emerson’s resume reads like a patchwork quilt. He has embraced everything from serving in the federal cabinet to leading forest giant Canfor, the Western Bank of Canada and the Vancouver International Airport Authority, … Read more

Advice for graduates from alumna Diana Swain

Diana Swain June 2017 Convocation

This story first appeared in The Vancouver Sun, June 24 , 2017 with credit to Michael Bernard– Postmedia Content Works. When award-winning CBC investigative journalist Diana Swain was thinking about what she would tell graduating students at the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s convocation ceremony Friday, she hit on the idea of “disinterested advice”: advice … Read more

Civil engineering students ride for refugees in Nepal

Nepal - Ride for Refugees

BCIT Civil Engineering students Ryan Kroeker and Casey von Hahn spend most of their time in Burnaby, British Columbia, studying with the BCIT School of Construction and the Environment. This summer, however, they’re in Kathmandu, Nepal. Ryan and Casey are working as Earthquake Engineering Interns, helping the area become more earthquake resilient. They are blogging about their experience. … Read more

Art Hunchak’s Tools For Success

Art Hunchak was a master mechanic with a passion for passing on his knowledge and experience to any apprentice who wanted to learn. Many achieved their Red Seal under his patient and expert training. After completing university then teaching math and physics for a few years, Art realized the trades could offer him a better future. … Read more

Homegrown program puts global skills to work in BC

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Vancouver, BC – BC has a new tool to help fill some of the 934,000 job openings expected through 2025. The Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia (IEC-BC) announces the expansion of FASTBC.ORG to help skilled immigrants become better prepared for work in Canada, and connect employers with internationally trained workers. Initially designed to facilitate … Read more