Pink Shirt Day at BCIT
BCIT is committed to providing a learning and working environment free from discrimination, bullying and harassment. That is why we strongly encourage all students and employees to participate in Pink Shirt (Anti-Bullying) Day on Wednesday, February 27.
How can I support Pink Shirt Day at BCIT?
It's easy. Come dressed in pink on Wednesday, February 27. Any pink attire will do. You can also choose to purchase an 'Official Pink T-Shirt' – see details below.
To demonstrate our anti-bullying spirit, we urge everyone to join our pink shirt group photo, scheduled at 12:30pm on Wednesday, February 27 on the Student Association stairs in the Great Hall, SE-02. Let's stand together in our pink attire to show our support for the cause!
Where can I buy an 'Official Pink T-Shirt'?
You can support the CKNW Orphan's Fund by purchasing an official pink shirt online at: CKNW – Pink Shirt Day. Buttons, pins and bracelets are also available.
Net proceeds from shirt sales go toward supporting a number of worthy anti-bullying programs, including Boys and Girls Clubs of BC, Canadian Red Cross of BC, Kids Help Phone, KidSafe Project Society, Leave Out Violence Society (LOVE BC), and YWCA Metro Vancouver.
What other events are happening?
PINK SHIRT DAY RESOURCE FAIR: 11-1 pm, Great Hall, SE-02
This fair is an education and awareness event focussed on preventing and responding to bullying and harassment. Exhibitors include: Student Association, FSA, Student Services, Student Counselling Services and Health Services, Harassment & Discrimination Prevention Office, BCIT International, SSEM and Indigenous Services.
BCIT LIBRARY ACTIVITIES:
Kindness Cookies - On Pink Shirt Day, the Library will offer cookies, icing, and sprinkles so staff and students can decorate a cookie for themselves or a friend. This will run from noon until 3pm (or while supplies last).
The Kindness Rocks Project – Paint a kind message on a rock – take one when you need one or share one with a friend in need. This will run from noon until 3pm (or while supplies last).
Pink Post-It Inspiration Wall – Starting Feb 25
Take the opportunity to post an inspiring message or your favourite quote to the glass walls at the Library entrance. There will also be a 'Take What You Need' section of post-its with encouraging words like, 'Don't Give Up', 'Do What You Love', 'Don't Lose Hope'...
Keep our community respectful, caring and inclusive, and free from discrimination, bullying and harassment. Prevention is everyone’s responsibility.