Come celebrate 50 years of BCIT at the BCIT 50th Anniversary Gala!

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.

We invite you to join us and help us salute our past and take a retrospective look at BCIT’s journey over the past 50 years.

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.

We hope you will be one of the 1,000 guests coming 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 CD
Reception at 5:00 pm
Dinner and Celebration at 6:00 pm
Individual ticket price $145 plus GST and suggested donation of $50
Table of 10 price $1450 plus GST and suggested donation of $500

Purchase your tickets here

Congratulations to the 2014 Award Recipients:

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Markus Frind, Computer System - Information Systems, 1998
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 previous recipient