Civil engineering students blog from Nepal


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. Below is their first … Read more

Surrey students sail to new horizons

The BCIT Foundation works with donors in exceptional ways. On April 25, 2017, the Cmolik Foundation partnered with the BCIT Foundation and the BCIT School of Transportation to create an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind experience. Sixty-five grade seven students from Lena Shaw Elementary School in Surrey embarked on a full day of hands-on learning  at our Marine Campus … Read more

Indigenous Metal Fabricator program teaches more than a trade


It’s her last afternoon in the BCIT Metal Fabricator Foundation program and Niki Jenkins is putting the final touches on a canoe paddle adorned with Indigenous designs. While the designs may be traditional, the paddle’s material—steel—is not. It’s Niki’s contribution to a group project—a steel canoe with accompanying paddles—her class is working on. Initiated by … Read more

Young children give young chum an enthusiastic send-off at Guichon Creek

Guichon Creek-Salmon-Mark Angelo

On April 11, a group of kindergarten children from a local elementary school came to the BCIT Burnaby Campus to do some important work. They released salmon into Guichon Creek. The annual event was organized by BCIT Rivers’ Institute Chair Emeritus, Mark Angelo, in conjunction with the Salmonid Enhancement Program. An advocate for connecting kids with nature and a renowned … Read more

Electroneurophysiology grad says fulfilling his childhood dream allows him to help other children

Girl connecting to electroencephalography apparatus, with diodes attached to her head as she lies on a hospital bed.

“Every time she sees me she gives me a huge hug and thanks me for helping her, for making her life better,” says Tabrez Hussein about his interactions with a recent patient. It’s not an uncommon occurrence: Tabrez’s work as an Electroneurophysiology Technologist lets him make direct connections with patients and a difference in their … Read more

Student leadership in the battle against invasive plants

Mae Whyte

Congratulations to Mae Whyte, the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation student who won this year’s Together In Action Student Leadership Award from the Invasive Species Council of BC! Mae won the $1000 award for her wide-ranging efforts to raise awareness about—and physically tackle—invasive plant species on campus and beyond. She led the coordination of a removal, replanting, and education event on … Read more

Students showcase the best in technical communication

The 7th Annual Presentation Idol wrapped up this week, crowning Navtej Heir from Electrical Engineering as judges’ choice first place winner for the second year in a row. The event offered a fascinating field of topics to audience members who filled the Great Hall, ranging from robot design to building automation analytics. Navtej took home … Read more

Aircraft maintenance engineer builds a better future

Congratulations to Chrisaona Srey for receiving The University Women’s Club of Vancouver Bursary! Chrisaona is a fulltime BCIT student in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program (AME).  Even though she has a long way to go before graduation, she already has big ambitions for her future career. Being a female in a predominately male industry, she intends … Read more

Group of grads shares $36,000

Did you know that at this year’s BCIT Winter Graduating Awards Ceremony, the BCIT Foundation celebrated the successes of 45 new graduates by giving out a total of $36,000 in achievement awards? … and we didn’t stop there! Last year alone, the BCIT Foundation presented 1,809 student awards totaling over $2.7Million ! These awards are … Read more

Medical assistance in dying: How Vancouver Coastal Health is working with changes to Canada’s criminal code

The BCIT School of Health Sciences and the BCIT Student Association were pleased to welcome Darren Kopetsky, Regional Director of Client Relations & Risk Management for Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) to the BCIT Burnaby Campus on February 20th as our second monthly power hour event. Kopetsky’s presentation on Medical Assistance in Dying was a timely topic … Read more