Honouring and amplifying Indigenous voices 

As we near the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation this September 30, it’s important now more than ever to amplify Indigenous voices, experiences, and stories, and to acknowledge the lived truths of Indigenous peoples, including those of our BCIT alumni. 

June was National Indigenous History Month in Canada, a time to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. To commemorate the day, we shared how Indigenous peoples in Canada from the BCIT community have told their vibrant stories, overcome adversity, and made a difference. 

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BCIT women in trades leading the way on Mott Electric site

It isn’t very often that you find a female foreman on a job site. It’s even less often that she’s leading a team with four more women at her side. But for Sarah Raby, BCIT alumna and Foreman Electrician with Mott Electric, that’s exactly the position she’s found herself in working at the Butterfly site in downtown Vancouver—and she couldn’t be happier. Read more.


After nine years on the Alumni Association board, Kiel Landrigan shares why he gives back to BCIT

Very few 11-year-olds want to be an investment advisor when they grow up. For BCIT Finance alumnus Kiel Landrigan, it was his childhood dream. Follow Kiel's path to a career in finance, read about highlights from his outstanding nine years on the BCIT Alumni Association board, and learn why he gives back to BCIT. Read more.


Enjoy benefits and offers and access your alumni card with 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.


Marketing alumnus and novelist Eddy Boudel Tan advocates for representation in the arts

Something was missing from the TV shows and movies BCIT alumnus Eddy Boudel Tan grew up with: people who looked like him. He says he recognized that the arts should reflect the diverse world around him. This passion to celebrate diversity and connect humanity was the catalyst for Eddy’s writing career. Read more.


Growing sustainably: President of Naikoon Contracting turns small-town values into big business

Joe Geluch spent his high school summers working in construction in Masset, Haida Gwaii, learning sustainable building methods from Indigenous principles. Now, as President of Naikoon Contracting Ltd., which is recognized nationally for improving energy efficiency in Canada, Joe infuses the sustainable values he learned in Haida Gwaii into his business. Read more.


Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Professional Headshot Day - Sept. 29

Are you looking to get that professional LinkedIn headshot just right? BCITSA’s Careers Services will be providing FREE professional headshots to BCIT alumni and students at the Burnaby Campus on Sept. 29. A career specialist may be available to give you tips and tricks for your LinkedIn profile. 

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Holiday Market: Call for retail businesses - Apply by Oct. 15

Submit your business to be included in the second-annual BCIT Alumni Holiday Market. Back by popular demand, the Holiday Market promotes alumni-owned businesses from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31. There is no cost to participate, but space is limited. Contact us to learn more.

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Become a mentor! Apply by Oct. 10

As a professional, you can share your experience and help your mentee understand employer expectations and job requirements. You are paired with a student in your industry for six months. Your mentee will come prepared with clear goals and be open to your advice and feedback.

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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 40% on Sparkling Hill's standard rate with the BCIT Alumni Perks app.

Alumni qualify for cash rewards when buying or selling your home with All-Purpose Realty.

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


Alumni in the News

BCIT alum Orene Askew, Elected Member of Squamish Nation, and DJ, appeared on the cover of Georgia Straight’s Pride Issue as an influential LGBTQ+ Indigenous person reshaping attitudes across Metro Vancouver. Georgia Straight

Donna Grant, BCIT Marketing Management alum, was recently named President of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association. Business in Vancouver

Marketing alum and BCIT Part-Time Studies instructor Carrie Barlow, Founder of Barlow Media, shared her journey in the world of advertising and her experience at BCIT. Boulevard Magazine

Carol A. Lee, BCIT’s 2020 Honorary Doctorate recipient, was appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest form of recognition. BC Gov News


Blast from the Past

It's hard not to smile at these two BCIT carpentry grads circa 1991. Photo credit: BCIT Archives