BCIT welcomes new President Kathy Kinloch

As BCIT approaches its 50th anniversary celebration, the BCIT Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathy Kinloch as president, effective January 2014. Kathy is a widely recognized educational leader and has served as president of Vancouver Community College (VCC) since 2010 where she oversaw a re-positioning of the college.   Read more…..

New partnership expands applied research opportunities for B.C. students

In an effort to develop and build research capacity at both institutions, Vancouver Community College and BCIT have entered into an agreement centered on applied research and research services cooperation. This Memorandum of Understanding between VCC and BCIT will ensure increased opportunities and resources for both students, and faculty, to enter into research collaborations and exchanges, and will provide a platform for innovation, specifically in the fields of science and technology. “Over the last few years, VCC has been exploring … Continued

BCIT announces new Bachelor of Interior Design degree

Aspiring interior designers now have a uniqu e way to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to practice their craft. A long-time provider of interior design education, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has added a Bachelor of Interior Design to its well-respected certificate and diploma offerings. The program provides graduates a direct path to becoming a Registered Interior Designer. This is an important step, because in 2015 the Interior Designers Institute of BC (IDIBC), along with all other … Continued

BCIT Students bring home the hardware in Skills Canada BC Competition

On April 17, hundreds of high-school and post-secondary students from across British Columbia gathered at Tradex in Abbotsford to compete in the 19th annual BC Skills Competition . With 40 competition categories ranging from aircraft maintenance to welding, students took on practical challenges designed to test—and prove—that they’ve got the skills to excel in trades and technology occupations. At the end of the day-long competition, 14 BCIT students emerged with medals after outstanding performances in a variety of categories. BCIT students dominated in … Continued

BCIT's Medical Radiography program is now equipped w/ newly upgraded equipment – thanks to an anonymous donor

Anonymous donor gifts Medical Radiography lab with new equipment Thanks to an anonymous donor, students and faculty in the Medical Radiography program —and others—are now teaching and learning on newly upgraded equipment A generous donation allowed the department to remove what faculty member Vanessa Crawford describes as an “old relic,” and replace the dated machine with a digital, state-of-the-art X-ray unit. “It is a fully-functioning unit and does emit real X-rays,” says Vanessa. “The new digital machine does not have X-ray plates as … Continued

BCIT President Don Wright resigning

Don Wright BURNABY, BC: In a Town Hall meeting today with faculty, staff and management, BCIT President Don Wright announced his plans to step down from his position effective February 27, in order to prepare for an opportunity in the BC Public Service if the NDP form the government after the May election. Commenting on his decision Wright said it had been a very difficult one, “I have consistently said over the past five years that being President of BCIT … Continued

BCIT President Don Wright to “Sleep Out” for homeless youth

For roughly 700 of Vancouver’s young people, basic necessities like a hearty meal, warm bed, and safe shelter are true luxuries. Every day these kids face the threat of violence, illness, and abuse as a result of their homelessness. On November 15, BCIT President Don Wright will spend a night on the streets in solidarity with homeless youth in Vancouver and around the world. Don joins several high-profile Vancouverites—as well as executives in 11 other Canadian and US cities—in raising … Continued

BCIT-designed medical device wins red dot life sciences award

Imagine a child, sick in hospital, tubes and IV lines crisscrossing her small body. Her parents’ worry is compounded by a feeling of helplessness, of being separated from their child by the mass of medical tubing between them. Not only are the lines distressing and difficult to manage, but they also pose a strangulation risk, particularly for children aged between six and 36 months. Nevertheless, they are essential: literal lifelines for many children facing medical treatment. That was the challenge … Continued

BCIT Architectural Science student lands award with urban greenhouse concept

Congratulations to second-year Architectural Science student Simon VanGrootheest, who was awarded the Andy Kesteloo Award by the Canada Green Building Council . The objective of the award is to recognize a student project that demonstrates leadership, innovation, inspiration and a creative vision for the future of sustainable design in the field of green building and communities. This competition challenges students to explore innovative, realistic design of the built environment. They aim to think globally and act locally to achieve a durable, efficient, comprehensive design that is … Continued

BCNET Helps Reduce Information Technology Costs for B.C.'s Research Universities and Institutes

BCNET, a not-for-profit, shared IT services consortium dedicated to higher education and research in British Columbia, revealed today how shared technology services are helping B.C.’s research universities and institutes reduce IT costs by 30 to 55 per cent. BCNET highlighted the value of integrated technology services for its higher education and research member community during the 2012 BCNET Annual General Meeting held today at SFU’S Segal School of Business in Vancouver. “Our unique and cooperative model of sharing IT services … Continued