BCIT trades and technology students get new and renewed $162.6M training facilities

Students, staff, and faculty in BCIT trades and technology programs will soon have access to new training facilities in the Trades and Technology Complex at the Burnaby campus. The Complex will increase access to world-leading, adaptive learning environments for 21st-century trades education. Learn more.


A father’s pride: how a son’s tragedy inspired 35 years of generosity supporting BCIT Broadcast students

In 1975 when he was just 15 years old, Ken Garrett got his break in radio as the on-air personality dubbed Super Kid. His on-air persona would not only jump-start this BCIT Broadcast alum's passion for broadcasting but also foreshadow his real-life heroism in a tragedy that cost him his life nearly 15 years later. Read more.


Four BCIT alumni couples share their love stories in honour of Valentine's Day

From a cue-card mix-up to getting life-changing news in their first week of classes, these alumni couples still managed to find lasting love.


BCIT alum Justin Perry mitigates BC wildfires using drone technology

What started out as a passion for both aviation and forestry ended up leading BCIT alumnus Justin Perry to his dream job as a Chief Drone Pilot. By using infrared sensing technology with dones, he played an integral role in detecting wildfires last summer. Recently, an opportunity to fulfill another career dream brought this alum back to BCIT. Read more.


BCIT Student Awards Celebration honours high-achieving students 

In recognition of their academic achievement, outstanding leadership, and positive contributions to the community, in late 2021, over 600 students received awards including graduating achievement awards, in-term achievement awards, entrance awards, and scholarships. They included BCIT Alumni Association-supported awards that were given to 16 outstanding students. Learn more.


Keep learning and save $100

BCIT alumni, save $100 on your next BCIT Part-time Studies course. Download the BCIT Alumni Perks app from the Google Play or App Store to access this exclusive offer (note: you must apply for the $100 credit before paying for enrolment; see details in the Perks app). Exclusively for BCIT alumni, the app is completely free to download. Browse Part-time Studies courses.


Enjoy exclusive BCIT alumni discounts on Whitecaps tickets

The BCIT Alumni Association is proud to welcome its newest Perks partner, Vancouver Whitecaps FC. As BCIT alumni, you have access to specially priced tickets. Visit the Ticketmaster link to create a Whitecaps account and access the alumni promotional code. Learn more.


Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Job opportunity: BCIT would love to have you back 

Combine your real-life work experience with your BCIT education, and come work with BCIT—one of BC's top employers for the past 10 years. Check out current job openings.

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Enter to win one of two $100 gift cards from BMO

Enter for your chance to win one of two $100 gift cards from BMO, a BCIT Alumni Association Affinity Partner. Download the free BCIT Alumni Perks app to enter. Contest closes on Apr 1.

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Save the date: BCIT Alumni Association AGM 

Join fellow BCIT alumni at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and learn about the BCIT Alumni Association's achievements of the past year. Add the date to your calendar and watch for more details!

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NEW Microcrendential programs at BCIT

Microcredentials are short, for-credit, modular programs or courses that help you quickly master new skills and gain industry knowledge. These experiences can be combined towards credit for more comprehensive programs. Apply now to start Apr 12. 

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Free professional headshots for BCIT alumni

Looking to update your LinkedIn profile picture? Look no further! BCIT Student Association's Career Services is providing professional headshots to BCIT alumni at the Richmond Aerospace Technology Campus. Pre-register for this free service happening on Apr 13.

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Become a mentor to a student in your field

Bring your experience back to BCIT as an Entrepreneurship mentor. If you are a founder or a subject-matter expert, share your knowledge with students to help them achieve their entrepreneurial goals. Apply now to become a mentor for six months. Apply here.

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Alumni Partners, Benefits & More

Find out how much you can save on home and tenant insurance from TD Insurance.

Enjoy special group rates on a wide range of insurance plans from Manulife. Learn more.


Switch to Canada’s best national network and get 15 GB for $50/mo. when you bring your own phone. Learn more.

Take advantage of a free SEO audit for your website. Download the BCIT Alumni Perks app. 

BCIT alumni soccer fans now receive special pricing at home games this season. Buy tickets.

Are you a a certified technologist or technician? Apply to become a registrant with ASTTBC today!


Alumni in the News

BCIT honorary alumna Carol Lee is the recipient of the 2022 Women of Distinction Icon Award in recognition of her achievements in business, advocacy, and philanthropy. YWCA Metro Vancouver

Sportscaster and BCIT School of Business + Media alumnus Nabil Karim lands a high-profile job covering NBA and NHL for Turner Sports. The Daily Hive and Warner Media

BCIT alumni and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Jenny Tung is soaring in a male-dominated field and was recently featured in the world's leading aerospace publication for her work with Air Canada. Flight Global

Business in Vancouver (BIV) awards BCIT alumnus Kevin Hatch named a Forty under 40 recipient for his entrepreneurship in construction and community contribution. BIV

Created by BCIT alumna Geena Jackson, a national business competition TV series for Indigenous entrepreneurs called Bear's Lair will air on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Coast Reporter.

BCIT alumnus Filip Gutica's article detailing his educational journey and how following his passion led to a career he loves in the cybersecurity industry was recently published. The Georgia Straight.  

The Burnaby Board of Trade announces (BBoT) BCIT Architectural and Building Technology alumnus Mike Maierle as the 2021 Business Person of the Year for business development and excellence. BBoT


Blast from the Past

A very happy Lynne Terbasket, the first Indigenous woman alumna from the BCIT Broadcast & Media Communications radio option back in 1982. Photo credit: BCIT Archives