BCIT honours staff, alumni, and distinctive individuals through a number of awards programs. These awards, described below, highlight recipients' achievements and contributions to the institute, the community, or their field of expertise.
For information on student awards, see Student Financial Aid and Awards.
Awards of Distinction
Each year at our Convocation ceremonies in February and June, BCIT grants two types of Awards of Distinction:
Nancy McKinstry, 2011 Honorary
- Honorary Doctorate of Technology
This is the highest accolade that BCIT gives. It is awarded to individuals who are widely recognized for outstanding and sustained achievements in their areas of expertise.
- Distinguished Service Award
This is presented to individuals in recognition of sustained service to BCIT and/or the educational community served by BCIT.
The BCIT Tributes Committee invites nominations for these awards. Please click on the links above for more information on the nomination process and our past recipients.
Distinguished Alumni Awards
Each year, BCIT celebrates the excellence and success of its alumni and students making positive impacts in the community.We encourage you to nominate an individual who has shown outstanding leadership and commitment in their field and to BCIT. For more information on how to nominate an individual and to read about past recipients, see the BCIT Alumni Association's awards page.
Employee Excellence Awards
Celebrating Employee Excellence is an annual staff awards program to recognize the many and varied contributions our staff members make to the success of the institute. Administered by Human Resources, the awards include:
- Extra Mile Award (individual and departmental)
- Teaching Excellence
- Applied Research
- Team Effort, and more.
Nominations are due in early April. For details, nomination forms, and lists of recipients, visit Employee Excellence Awards.
Service Recognition Awards
BCIT honours employees' service milestones in two ways:
- Employees with 10 and 15 years of service are recognized at an annual ceremony in the Great Hall.
- Employees with 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service attend a banquet dinner celebration.