The BCIT 50th Anniversary Gala - SOLD OUT!

British Columbia Institute of Technology officially opened its doors on October 5, 1964. To mark our milestone 50th anniversary we are hosting a very special fundraising gala event at the Vancouver Convention Centre the evening of Monday, October 6, 2014.

Due to the incredible response we have received, we are now sold out.

As part of this memorable evening we will also celebrate and honour BCIT alumni, students, faculty and community members who have distinguished themselves in their careers and with contributions made in their communities. For our 50th anniversary we will present awards to: Distinguished Alumni Markus Frind and John Knappett; Outstanding Student Leader Deanna Hill; and BCIT Faculty Member Thomas Abbuhl. We also will announce BCIT Honorary Doctorate recipients Bill Good and Launi Skinner.

1,000 guests will come together for this special evening: key business, political and industry leaders, public and private sector partners, alumni, Honorary Doctorates, past Distinguished Alumni recipients, donors, faculty and students.

Donations will support the BCIT 50th Anniversary Legacy Fund for Students in Financial Need, providing support for students to continue their studies. Donations of $50 or more will receive a 100% match up to $100,000.

Event Details:

Monday, October 6, 2014
Vancouver Convention Centre, West Ballroom BCD
Reception at 5:00 pm
Dinner and Celebration at 6:00 pm

We are proud to announce that BCIT alumni / CTV news anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart will be our hosts for this special evening, alongside John Korsrud's Hard Rubber New Music Society.

If you've missed the opportunity to attend the event but would like to help support BCIT students, please make a donation. Your donations play a vital role in contributing to the continued success of our students and our communities.

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Congratulations to the 2014 Award Recipients:

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Markus Frind, Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma, 1999
CEO and Founder, Plenty Of Fish Media Inc

John KnappettGeomatics (Survey) Engineering, 1974
Chief Executive Officer, Knappett Group
Outstanding Student Leadership Award

Deanna Hill, Marketing Management Communications, 2014
Media Strategist / Buyer, MacLaren McCann 

Faculty & Staff Association Award

Thomas Abbuhl, BCIT Department of Civil Engineering - Work Experience Coordinator 

Honorary Doctorate Recipients

Launi Skinner, CEO at First West Credit Union

Bill Good, Host, CKNW

View detailed bios for each of our 2014 award recipients

View 2014 sponsors