One million reasons to smile
The Alumni Association pledges historic gift to establish the BCIT Alumni Centre

The BCIT Alumni Association is proud to announce its largest-ever donation of $1 million to develop the first-ever Alumni Centre. The space, which is now being designed within the new Student Hub building on the Burnaby campus, will be dedicated to fostering the success of BCIT alumni in British Columbia and around the globe.

"On behalf of the Alumni Association, I am proud to pledge $1 million to the BCIT INSPIRE Campaign," says BCIT Alumni Assocation President Emil Bosnjak. "Like countless alumni, I have experienced how an applied education from BCIT sets our graduates apart as problem-solving innovators, creators, and leaders that our world needs now more than ever before. The Association is pleased to support our current and future alumni with this gift."

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Province invests in new student housing at BCIT

Future BCIT students will have access to hundreds of new, affordable, and environmentally friendly on-campus housing beds. Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, announced the student housing project at BCIT, valued at nearly $115 million. The Province is investing $108.8 million towards BCIT’s new student housing project, part of the government’s 30-point plan on housing. Read more.


3CEOs, A Virtual Panel Discussion - October 21

How do you survive and thrive in challenging times? The BCIT Alumni Association is proud to host this opportunity to learn from three adventurers, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists: BCIT alumnus Nigel Bennett, Andy Buyting, and Todd Palmer. In this free webinar, they'll delve into their experiences in recessions and share ideas that you can implement in your business right away. Register now.


Pivoting in a pandemic: Two BCIT engineering alum help businesses optimize with smart tech

Breweries are making hand sanitizer while restaurants are offering only take-out service. Due to COVID-19, businesses across all sectors have had to pivot just to survive. Two BCIT engineering alum—Steve Thompson and Kam Dhillon—have teamed up to help companies optimize with robotics and AI. Read more.


Enter to win $200 in gift cards; download our free BCIT Alumni Perks app

Can you use a little extra money? Don't miss your chance to win one of two prizes of $200 in gift cards, courtesy of BMO Mastercard. 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 October 2. Good luck!


Indigenous grads inspire brighter futures and stronger communities

Congratulations to these three inspiring BCIT alumni. Welding Foundation grad Victoria Dupuis overcame financial and health challenges to graduate; Computer Systems Technology alum Rob Schulz launched a platform to support Indigenous-owned businesses; and Brandon Darbyshire-Joseph is helping a community build a better life as an elected member of the Squamish Nation Council. Read their stories (links above).

Next Book Club selection: Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Do big questions swirl around in your head? Examine some of the universe's most confounding mysteries and the role science plays in solving the world's problems. Along with other BCIT alumni, read Stephen Hawking's Brief Answers to the Big Questions starting October 15, and participate in the thought-provoking conversation. Join our free BCIT Alumni Book Club now.


Upcoming Events & Opportunities

BCIT Alumni Holiday Market: calling BCIT alumni-owned retail businesses

Are you a BCIT alum that owns a retail business selling holiday gift items? The Alumni Association wants to give you a boost! Submit your business to be included in our first-ever BCIT Alumni Holiday Market, an online shopping experience that will be live from November 1 - December 31 and promoted to BCIT's 190,000 alumni plus students, staff, and faculty. There is absolutely no cost to feature your business in the market, but space is limited! Apply via email by October 15, 2020.

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Career Week free virtual event series, October 5 - 9

Calling all BCIT alumni! The BCIT Student Association is hosting an all-virtual event series during Career Week. Use this opportunity to connect with industry professionals to:

  • Take in the Tech Career Fair
  • Join one of the panels as industry experts share their insights
  • Have a virtual coffee chat with company representatives

The event series is free.

Sign up

Google's Search Inside Yourself Program, November 6

Born at Google, Search Inside Yourself (SIY), proudly hosted by BCIT, is live online this fall 2020. SIY is the mindfulness-based emotional intelligence program that builds your resilience, grows your well-being, and enhances your performance. The program includes six live online training sessions, every Friday (starting November 6) from 10 am - 12:30 pm PST. Bonus discount: Enjoy an exclusive BCIT alumni discount ($50 coupon) on top of the earlybird discount with this code: BCIT50

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Career opportunities through BCIT eJobs

Are you thinking about making a career move? Did you know employers are actively seeking BCIT graduates to fill their positions? Check out eJobs, where you'll find full-time, part-time, and temporary employment opportunities. It's completely free for alumni and students to register and access.

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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

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BCIT Business degree grads: your feedback needed

Did you graduate from a BCIT Business program? The BCIT School of Business + Media is developing a Graduate Certificate program in Global Leadership and wants to hear from you. Complete this 10 - 12-minute survey to help the school highlight the value a BCIT professional education can bring to a range of industries. The survey is open until October 9.

Take the survey


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

Before digital technology, BCIT design programs required a very deft hand in the 1970s.
Photo credit: BCIT Archives


Blackbaud Data Security Incident

BCIT’s alumni and donor database service provider, Blackbaud Inc., experienced a data breach in May 2020. No BCIT alumni or donor personal information was compromised. BCIT takes the privacy and security of our community members very seriously, and is working with Blackbaud, Inc. to review this incident. Read more.