2019 BCIT Distinguished Awards: Celebrating these six outstanding leaders and change makers

On October 22, 2019, BCIT will host the 17th annual BCIT Distinguished Awards, celebrating the recipients of our 2020 Honorary Doctorate of Technology, Distinguished Alumni Award, and Outstanding Student Leadership Award. Congratulations to Clive Beddoe, Chairman, WestJet; Carol Ann Lee, Chair, Chinatown Foundation; Katie Klumper, Principal, Deloitte Digital & HEAT; Derek Manky, Chief, Security Insights and Global Threats Alliances, Fortinet; Jamie Finley, Research Assistant, BCIT Natural Health and Food Products Research Group, BCIT; and Michelle Wan, Software Developer, Elastic Path. Read more.


Ecocity World Summit: Exclusive discount for BCIT alumni

BCIT is proud to host the Ecocity World Summit, October 7 - 11, 2019. Today’s world faces complex environmental and social sustainability challenges. The forum brings together global thought leaders to address these challenges while building cities in balance with nature.

ALUMNI DISCOUNT: Buy your tickets by September 20 and save. Get your discount now.


Whether it's in construction or for alumni, the Association's newest VP is creating positive change

As a teen, she found power drills more exciting than soap operas. BCIT Alumni Association's newest VP, Cityscape Management Co-founder and alumna Jennifer Patterson has been rolling up her sleeves ever since. Read about her commitment to supporting BCIT alumni and improving her community. Read more.


Learn in Austria and Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands, or Japan; apply by: November 15

Expand your horizons, learn outside the classroom, and gain enriching academic and cultural experiences. Apply to attend one of three for-credit Summer Field Schools, offered by BCIT School of Business. Apply by November 15, 2019.

Austria and Italy - June & July 2020
Japan - June & July 2020
Belgium & the Netherlands - August 2020

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BCIT Alumni Association partners with Prospera to offer financing package to BCIT Trades students

The BCIT Alumni Association is proud to partner with Prospera Credit Union to help support eligible apprenticeship students with a financing package. It's designed to help students bridge the financial gap between getting accepted to BCIT and the start of Employment Insurance benefits--so they can stress less and focus on their studies. Pass on the good news! Read more.


From politics to planes: How this Airport Operations alumnus changed his flight path

Imagine you're in your 40s. Your salary supports your four kids (two of whom have special needs), your wife, and a Vancouver mortgage. Now imagine suddenly losing your job and the career you've just spent decades building. BCIT alumnus Kenneth Lieblich lived this reality, and ended up finding the career of his dreams. Read more.


Summer in Italy: Experience Italian culture and learn global business practices, June 2020

Immerse yourself in Italian culture and bring home global business practices to your team. Through rich, interactive site visits in Bologna, the BCIT School of Business offers trips around the world designed specifically for business leaders across sectors. Exchange your conference fees for euros and learn how Italy does it. Register soon to take advantage of the early-bird discount. Read more.


Upcoming Events

Super Saturday Career Workshop - September 21

The BCIT Student Association is offering this one-stop collection of career workshops at BCIT's Downtown Campus. You'll cover your key strengths, learn job strategies, and more. Alumni and students welcome!

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Professional Head Shot Day - September 25

It's time for your close-up! Make the most of your online profile with a free professional headshot, courtesy of the BCIT Student Association. Book your slot at BCIT's Downtown Campus from 2 - 6 pm.

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BCIT BIG Info Night - November 13

Learn all about BCIT's many programs--business, computing, health, engineering, applied sciences, and trades--in one night, at one place. Alumni, bring your kids to the BCIT Alumni table to get a special prize!

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Affinity Partners, Alumni Benefits & Alumni Store

Life, critical illness, and disability insurance from iA Financial Group

BMO® BCIT MasterCard® from Bank of Montreal


Home and tenant insurance from TD Insurance

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Learn about an exclusive financial support package for BCIT Trades students


Shop the latest alumni swag at the BCIT Alumni Store


Blast from the Past

Feathered hair and bell bottoms? Yes, please! BCIT student orientation, 1979. Photo credit: BCIT Archives