Shop the 2nd annual BCIT Alumni Holiday Market, now live
Get something for everyone on your list

Don't miss your chance to find unique gift ideas and exclusive alumni offers at the online market, running now through Dec. 31. You'll find everything from local artwork and artisan chocolates to craft beer, home décor, and more plus you'll be supporting alumni-owned businesses and services. Learn more.


Alumnus Arman Mottaghi wins CaGBC award for Emerging Green Leader in Green Buildings

Before becoming an award-winning founder and CEO, Arman Mottaghi was a student in Iran, finishing his bachelor’s degree in urban planning. After immigrating to Canada and completing his master's at BCIT, he founded ProperateNow, Arman is making energy-efficient homes that address the climate crisis and help people live healthier lives. Read more.


New VRCA President and BCIT alumna Donna Grant shares her secrets to success

BCIT Marketing Management alumna Donna Grant knows a thing or two about leadership. The new President of the VRCA has years of incredible career experience under her belt and says she couldn’t have done any of it without her BCIT education. Find out how this community-driven and passionate volunteer became the leader she is today. Read more.


Enjoy benefits and offers; download the free BCIT Alumni Perks app

Being a BCIT alum just got even better! The BCIT Alumni Perks app gives our alumni access to amazing benefits including an annual $100 credit towards a BCIT Part-time Studies course, contests, and exclusive offers from our Perks partners. Exclusively for BCIT alumni, the app is completely free to download. Learn more.


Business alum and VP of W.P.J. and Company shares advice for next generation in real estate

'Work hard, live well, and give back' is John McCarthy's family motto. As the youngest Board Chair in the 86-year history for BC Cancer Foundation, this alumnus embodies his family's history of philanthropy and has big plans for the future of cancer care. Read John's inspiring story of giving back and learn his advice to those considering a career in real estate. Read more.


Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Computing grads: Have you ever thought about teaching?

You know our model: at BCIT we teach students how to do things. You don’t need a PhD to teach for us, but you do need industry experience. Part-time, full-time, or one course: Check out our opportunities to impact the sector (and maybe even improve your work-life balance). 

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Enter to win $1,000 for your business idea!

Did you graduate on or after January 2019? You can submit your side-hustle idea to enter to win $1000 for your business. It can be a business you’re already working on or one you want to start. Submit a video and written description to enter. Contest closes on Nov. 12.

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NEW Master of Engineering in Smart Grid Systems program

The Master of Engineering in Smart Grid Systems and Technologies is a part-time and online program for those with a relevant degree. Develop hands-on, intricate knowledge of Smart Grid systems and technologies, and help drive a carbon-constrained economy.

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Business Startup Foundation Workshop - Nov. 15

Do you have a business idea but you’re not sure where to start? This virtual workshop will help you turn your idea into a business by developing a business model. Various dates are available. Hosted by the BCIT Student Association, this event is open to BCIT alumni.

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Tech Entrepreneurship Workshop - Nov. 18

Vancouver's technology sector is booming and BCIT wants to help you with your endeavours. Sign up for this virtual event on to learn from a panel of innovative leaders speaking about their startup experience. This BCIT Student Association event is open to BCIT alumni.

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Get student support on your IT and software projects 

Are you an industry professional that can give students real-life computing experience? The Industry Sponsored Student Projects program along with BCIT’s School of Computing is accepting IT or software development projects from industry until Dec. 1.

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Alumni Partners, Benefits & More

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

Reward yourself with a BMO® BCIT MasterCard® from Bank of Montreal.


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

Save 10% off regular price goods at any Mark's store in Canada. Download the Perks app.

Get 75% off your first Fresh Prep order when you sign up for the 2-person + 2-recipe plan.

Alumni and friends, save up to 15% with Choice Hotels. Download the Perks app.


Alumni in the News

BCIT marketing alumni Kas Baker and Elle Burston are working to make the music business more inclusive with their new press and marketing company called Rude Publicity. The Vancouver Sun

BCIT alumna Orene Askew releases her first hip-hop single, Status & Clarity, in October 2021. The song is about her expereince as an Afro-Indigenous and two spirited person. Yahoo News

In the aftermath of active BC wildfires, Forest & Natural Areas alum Justin Perry piloted drones equipped with thermal imaging to search for potential fires not visible to the naked eye. The Squamish Chief

Student Innovation Challenge winner and alumnus Mike Dahlstedt founded player-tracking technology Drive Hockey, which has potential for a massive leap forward in hockey teams’ data analysis. MSN News

BCIT alumus Adam Blyth, Sawmill Superintendent, Tolko Industries was named in the Canadian Forest Industries' annual Top 10 Under 40. Canadian Forest Industries


Thank you: Donors like you make a positive impact on students like BCIT alumna Jen Nicholls 

When you're 20 years into a career, it's not easy to make a change. Find out how donor-funded awards helped this determined alumna through her career change and set her up for success. Read more.

Blast from the Past

It's just another day in the lab for these medical alum in the 1960s. Photo credit: BCIT Archives