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With the support of our partners and the generosity of our donors, BCIT empowers our students and alumni to shape British Columbia and inspire progress across the globe. Find out how. Read our latest stories and news.

BCIT Electrical students can access a new bursary thanks to a $100K gift from former instructor

May 3, 2021

“Walt was the kind of guy who bled BCIT blue,” says Glenn Pellegrin, Program Head, Automation and Instrumentation, BCIT Electrical...

Ballerina-turned-cabinetmaker supports women in trades with BCIT bursary

April 20, 2021

Since her first dance class at eight years old, Brandy Kawulka says she was destined to be a ballet dancer....

Forging paths: $1M donation from Gene Haas Foundation paves the way for BCIT students through faculty like Indigenous Red Seal Machinist Chelsea Barron

April 15, 2021

Chelsea Barron has an angel. Her name was Angelina. She hunted on horseback, and was a residential school survivor and...

Giving back comes full circle: Transoft donates $1 million in software to give BCIT Civil Engineering students access to cutting-edge technology

January 22, 2021

Nelson Huang recently achieved a unique career milestone: returning to his alma mater to give a guest lecture to a...

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