School of Business News

Signed MOU with Coventry University in London, England

Coventry University has granted block exemption to the School of Business Graduate Certificate in Business Administration for entrance to their MBA program in Global Business. This means that students graduating from the School of Business Graduate Certificate will be able to obtain an MBA in Global Business from Coventry University by attending one semester in the UK and completing a thesis or practicum in London, England or Vancouver. At the 26th Annual EAIE Conference, Coventry just earned the EAIE Institutional award for truly exhibiting an innovative approach to internationalization.

Grad Wins EY Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award

BCIT grad and T-RAIL Products President, Lisa Tuningley, was awarded the Ernst Young (EY) Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year (Pacific) on Tuesday, September 30th. She started a railroad company that builds new track and systems to move goods.



 

BCIT Is Now A PMI Registered Education Provider

The Project Management Institute (PMI) has confirmed the BCIT application to enroll as a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) has been reviewed and approved. Achieving the R.E.P. status will enhance BCIT's profile as a world class provider of project management courses and training and will gain additional recognition and credibility to our Project Management Associate Certificate program. This application was made possible by the hard work of our instructors and staff: Janet Bonaguro, Michael Lachocki, Alex Fakidis, Julia Dreyer, and Ron Wlock.

Instructor Receives FCGA Accounting Designation

Congratulations to Jo-Ann Johnston on receiving a FCGA designation in September. The FCGA designation is the highest national award granted by the CGA Association. It is presented to exceptional CGAs who have brought distinction to the profession. The 28 recipients for 2014 hail from across Canada and beyond. All have been nominated by their peers, and all have one thing in common: they have provided exemplary service to the Association, the accounting profession, and the communities in which they live and work.

Business Management Students Spend Evening With Business Leaders

On September 18th, 1st and 2nd year students in the Business Management diploma program had the opportunity to sit down at a table with business leaders to learn about their careers and get advice about starting their own careers. The event also allowed students to learn about a variety of industries and professions. Students were able to have 25 minutes of meaningful conversations with four industry professionals during the evening event. View photos from the event.

Global BC Junior Meteorologist Gives On-Air Plug For BCIT

10 year old, Carlos Santos won a video contest to become a Global BC Junior Meteorologist and had the opportunity to present the weather live on Global BC News. During the segment, Carlos was asked if he knew where to go to school to become a News Anchor and he simply stated 'BCIT'. Watch it at the 1:50 mark of the video. Hope to see Carlos on campus in a few years!.

Business Instructor Organizes Summer Program for Ukrainian Youth

This past summer BCIT faculty Svitlana Kominko managed a unique two month program for Ukrainian youth in Vancouver. This program was organized and sponsored by O.W.L., a Ukrainian Canadian Education and Charity Trust in response to the tragic revolutionary events of winter 2013/14. Among program participants were children whose parents were shot or burned, young activists that got severe physical injuries, and orphans. Program organizers hoped this summer program helped participants to improve their English, meet new friends, and experience our multicultural and democratic Canadian environment.

2014 Burnaby Board of Trade Annual Golf Tournament

Tim Edwards, Associate Dean, and Susan Hall, PTS Coordinator from Accounting, Finance, and Insurance participated in this year's Burnaby Board of Trade annual golf tournament. The BCIT foursome won the best goofy costume contest! View the complete photo gallery.



Part-time HR Student Scores Highest Mark in Canada

The British Columbia Human Resource Management Association (BCHRMA) has announced that Britney MacInnis, a BCIT part-time student and employee in the School of Construction and the Environment scored the highest mark in Canada on the National Knowledge Exam (NKE). The NKE assesses one’s comprehension of the academic knowledge related to professional competencies across nine functional areas of human resources. The NKE is also the first step to take to obtain the Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation. Congratulations Britney!

Professional Sales & Entrepreneurship '94 Reunion

In June, a group of Professional Sales and Entrepreneurship grads from the Class of '94 got together for dinner and had a great time catching up.







International Student Orientation

Over the Labour Day long weekend, 52 international students participated in the School of Business International Student Orientation event. The group took a bus to Whistler on Saturday where they had an welcome dinner and time to explore the village on their own. Sunday morning the group visited a museum, had a guided tour of Whistler village, and then had some free time to ride the Peak to Peak gondola, walk around Lost Lake, and visit a farmer's market. The students had a great time, made many new friends, and are excited to start the semester at BCIT.

Tracey Renzullo Awarded Mentor of The Year

Congratulations to Tracey Renzullo, Marketing Instructor who was awarded Mentor of The Year as part of the Leaders of Tomorrow program. 2014 Business Management grad Amol Thind was also presented with the Mentee of The Year award. The Leaders of Tomorrow is a mentorship program for university students operated by the Vancouver Board of Trade.





Robin Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge

Robin Hemmingsen, Dean of the School of Business and students from the Marketing Communications diploma program participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to support research for ALS. Robin nominated Steve Eccles, the Dean for the School of Computing and Academic Studies. Watch the video.


2014 Field School in Austria & Italy

This past July, the School of Business held a four week Field School in Austria and Italy. Students were kept busy by attending classes, listening to guest lectures on culture, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and visiting numerous companies and historical sites.

In Austria, students visited the Belvedere Castle, Karl Marx Hof, Swarovski, and the Spittelau thermal waste treatment plant. In Italy, students visited Bisazza Mosaico (glass mosaic producer), Luxottica (the largest eyewear manufacturer), Illy Caffe (espresso machines and coffee), Bevilacqua (textiles), Seguso (Murano glass), Lamborghini, De Negiris (Balsamic vinegar), and Carpigiani (Gelato equipment).

The School of Business will be hosting a Field School in Italy and Austria once again in 2015. Let your students know that applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Field School.

BCIT School of Business Participates In The First Ever Impactathon

Jenness Murray was invited to Impactathon in San Fransisco to do an inspirational presentation, represent the persona of a typical School of Business student, and sit on the judging panel. An Impactathon combines the best elements of hackathons (without the coding) and design thinking to solve a most pressing social issue. A future Impactathon event will take place in Vancouver in January involving BCIT and the Vancouver School Board. This is an initiative supported by BCIT born out of the partnership with SAP and BCIT’s Centre of Excellence in Business Analytics.