Falling Into a Routine

Friday, September 30th, 2016 Being in the Accounting Degree program has been a stark contrast to being in the diploma program. For one, I had Fridays off and I was taking full advantage of that. However, classes were longer and I was not used to sitting in the room for four hours straight, with a … Read more

Insight and Exploration: CareerBuild

Perhaps at many points in your life, especially while growing up, you have encountered various instances in which you ponder about the future of your career. After having celebrated my nineteenth birthday, I took some time to reflect upon my past endeavours, my successes, and my failures. Sports analogies are used as metaphorical analyses to … Read more

RiverBlue—the man and message behind the movie

Well over forty years ago, in their early days as a couple, Mark and Kathie Angelo did something unusual. They paddled the Thames River through London, in one of the few small crafts to brave the waters. It was a biologically dead river. “The smell of sewage was evident,” recalls Mark. “Waste was pouring into the river. There … Read more

Student opportunity: work on the Google Lunar XPRIZE

Photo: Alexei and Sergei Dobrianski explain the comms system to Garrett Gustafson, a recent mechanical engineering grad and propulsion consultant. Attention BCIT Marketing students: you could help Canada re-join the space race. There is only one Canadian team in the running for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and it’s working out of the BCIT Applied Research facility. … Read more

Fun and games at the end of a busy year

Photo: The NoteAble team, L-R – Elisa Chu, Janelyn Ballena, Sophia Lindgren, Ariana Farkhondeh, Meghan Tius (Photo: Johnny Lee) The first year of the BCIT Computer Systems Technology (CST) diploma program is known to be challenging, but that doesn’t mean it can’t end in fun and games. Students wrap up the year by presenting games they have … Read more

2016 Honoring our Leaders – Aboriginal Graduation Ceremony

Just days before the 20th Anniversary of the Canadian National Aboriginal Day, nearly 200 students, elders, mentors, staff, and faculty gathered at a special ceremony to honour those who have achieved excellence within the BCIT Aboriginal community. This annual event is also an occasion to celebrate the success of Aboriginal students who will be convocating … Read more

Goard Way project renews Burnaby Campus

For Francisco (“Cisco”) Arguello, a BCIT alumnus, BCIT’s Goard Way Infrastructure Renewal Project was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. At $11 million, it was a complex, major reconstruction project. The main purpose was to replace the BC Hydro feeder lines, and a receiving station and substation that powered the entire south half of the Burnaby campus. In … Read more

Biotech grads accelerate research for inventive stem cell startup

stem cells

Ever since February, the daily routine has been the exact same. Each morning, Mardonn Chua and Darson Du enter the temporary digs of Extem Bioscience Corp. in downtown San Francisco around 8 am. On a good day they are home by midnight. With only 100 days to conduct research – and ultimately create a viable … Read more

Aboriginal Speaker Series wraps with visit from Grand Chief Edward John

Zaa Derik Gammel Joseph

The third annual BCIT Aboriginal Speaker Series has just concluded, having featured a range of speakers focused on the theme of “Supporting Aboriginal Students through Their Education.” The series aims to bridge cultures and create understanding by showcasing speakers that are creating positive change for Aboriginal people. The final speaker in the series was BCIT’s … Read more