'Tis the season to support local business: Shop the first-ever BCIT Alumni Holiday Market

Find something for everyone on your list while supporting BCIT alumni-owned retailers. Introducing the Alumni Association's first-ever online Holiday Market. Featuring exclusive offers and unique gifts from 21 BCIT alumni-owned online stores, the market showcases everything from handcrafted chocolates to fine wines, modern home décor to wellness products. Open from November 1 - December 31.

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BCIT alum Brent Charleton helps lead quest for COVID-19 treatment

As infection rates rise and scientists around the world race towards finding a vaccine in response to the pandemic, EnWave Corporation is working on a solution to help ease the suffering of COVID-19 patients. EnWave President and CEO Brent Charleton shares how his company, in partnership with UBC, is exploring ways its unique patented technology could make all the difference. Read more.


Need a good book to go with your fall coffee? Join our book club.

Join the BCIT Alumni Association's online Book Club. You'll read great books, connect with other BCIT alumni, and discover new perspectives. It's completely free to join. Just sign up, get a copy of the book, and start reading and connecting. Reading is great for your brain, health, and happiness! Join now.


Colin Pinchin wins award for his sustainable architectural vision for the Downtown Eastside

When BCIT alum Colin Pinchin first conceived the idea for Pathways—an architectural building plan—he focused on helping one of Vancouver’s most marginalized communities, the Downtown Eastside (DTES). “There is opportunity...for the Downtown Eastside, and it lies in investing in the people who need support,” he says. Read more.


Building of the new Health Sciences Centre is well underway

Have you been to the Burnaby campus recently? You may have noticed construction on the new Health Sciences Centre, the first in a number of innovative teaching and learning spaces supported by the BCIT INSPIRE Campaign. The centre, which will accommodate about 7,000 students, will be a four-storey, 106,660 sq. ft. net-zero carbon emission building, and the most sustainable building on the campus. Read more.


Win a $100 gift card; download our Alumni Perks app to enter

A little extra cash is always welcome around the holiday season. Enter to win a $100 London Drugs gift card, courtesy of BCIT Alumni Association Affinity Partner iA Financial. Just download the free app from the Google Play or App Store (search 'BCIT Alumni'), sign up, and enter through the Contests tab from within the app. Contest ends November 22. Good luck!


Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Indigenous Alumni Panel Event - November 4

Join us for a free lunchtime panel discussion with five Indigenous alumni. Coming from different territories and different programs, the five alumni will talk about their BCIT experience, provide advice to current students and new alumni, and share words of wisdom including suggestions for Indigenous initiatives and partnerships. Register for this event.

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Success tips: share your wisdom with BCIT students

Inspire BCIT students by sharing your sage advice to be published in the BCIT student newsletter. Email your advice (should be one or two short paragraphs and applicable to all students) with a photo of yourself (current or old), your name, the program from which you graduated, and your year of graduation to studentservices_comm@bcit.ca.

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Anti-Oppression Workshop, November 17

Explore systemic oppression, social justice, privilege, identity, and allyship through engaging activities in this free workshop. Through self-reflection, community-based inquiry, lessons from history, and problem-solving, participants gain the knowledge to view the world through an anti-oppressive lens. ASL interpretation provided.

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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.


Save 40% at BC's Sparkling Hill Resort. Download our free BCIT Alumni Perks app from the Google Play or App Store to get the discount code.

Taking a road trip? Get up to 25% off your next car rental with AVIS/Budget using this BCIT alumni discount code when you make your reservation: F509200

Learn about an exclusive financial support package for BCIT Apprentice students.


Blast from the Past

Throwing back to 1984 and this photo of a BCIT Automotive Technician alumna hard at work.
Photo credit: BCIT Archives