Donor-funded Projects

To give our students the best chance to succeed in their future careers, BCIT programs feature the latest in technology and training. We depend on donor support to keep pace with real-world advances in industry.

Gifts to BCIT upgrade equipment, build facilities, and fund innovative projects that give our grads an edge on the competition.

Here are some recent donor-funded projects at BCIT:

BC Cancer Agency, London Drugs Foundation and First West Foundation helped to establish a state-of-the-art radiation therapy training lab at the BCIT Burnaby Campus. 
BCIT, in conjunction with the Government of Canada and Transport Canada, and with marine industry partners from coast to coast, has launched a multi-million dollar leading-edge marine simulation centre at the BCIT Marine Campus in North Vancouver.
Burnaby based Aurel Systems Inc. recently made a gift-in-kind donation of 50 CADSIM Plus software licenses, each at a commercial value of $22,000 to the Chemical and Environmental Technology Program at BCIT.
:: Chemical and Environmental Technology students benefit from Aurel software donation
To mark its continued support for Rivers Day, employees from the B.C. Women's Network of HSBC Bank Canada and their friends and family helped clean up and restore Guichon Creek on BCIT's Burnaby Campus.
Lockheed Martin, NGRAIN and Western Economic Diversification Canada have invested in the CUBE: BCIT's 3D Development Lab, which will transform the way we teach and learn.
:: Read about the CUBE
BCIT recently hosted a Donor Recognition event to thank the Keyes Foundation for its outstanding support over the past 26 years.
:: Read about the Foundation's support
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Contributions from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia and BC Housing have helped to establish a $1 million endowment to advance applied research for The Adoption of Green Value Strategies in Development.
:: Read about the endowment
The BC Trucking Association, with funds raised by its Flemming Sondergaard Legacy Fund Committee, generously donated $88,000 to the BCIT School of Transportation's Heavy Equipment Group for the purchase of a new Medium Duty Truck.
:: Read about the Flemming Sondergaard Legacy gift
A leading gift of $1 million from Rudy North, president and founder of North Growth Management Ltd. and environmental philanthropist, has established the Rivers Institute at BCIT - the first entity of its kind in British Columbia.
:: Read about the Rivers Institute at BCIT
TD Bank Financial Group's $250,000 gift will help BCIT to meet the demand for skilled employees in the aerospace industry. The contribution will be used for advanced learning aids, technological enhancements, and to establish an endowment.
:: Read about TD's support of aerospace education
Students in the Automation and Instrumentation program have a new measurement technology lab, thanks to Endress+Hauser's generous $269,805 multi-year gift.
:: Read about the new flow measurement lab
The new NGRAIN Innovation Studio features the company's gift of software and 3D educational technology that promises to enhance the quality of BCIT's trades and technology curricula.
:: Read about the NGRAIN Innovation Studio
PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.'s gift of $500,000 aims to increase the number of tradespeople trained at BCIT, and establishes student awards for the best and brightest applicants to BCIT construction trades training programs.
:: Read about how PCL supports construction trades students
Skilled employees are in great demand in the commercial printing sector. Generous industry partners contributed more than $2 million to launch the new Graphic Communications Technology program at BCIT.
:: Read about the Graphic Communications Technology program
Thanks to government and industry support, the $80 million Aerospace Technology Campus (ATC) is fast becoming a reality. Construction is nearing completion on 12.2 acres at the gateway to Vancouver International Airport.
:: Read about the Aerospace Technology Campus

:: Learn more about BCIT's current projects and priorities