Acknowledgement of Territories
The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)
Did you know?
Indigenous Gathering Place is called Mi Chap Tukw which means “a home away from home”. The hand logo, called Snewayelh (“teachings”), symbolizes the transfer of knowledge from one generation to the next and it raised in the Coast Salish welcome gesture.
Upcoming scholarships, awards and bursaries deadlines
- Irving K Barber Indigenous Awards (Application Deadline: April 20, 2023)
- BC Hydro Indigenous Scholarships and Bursaries (2023 applications will be accepted between May 1 to June 30, 2023)
- New Relationship Trust (NRT) First Nations Scholarship Program (Bursary and Scholarships First Call: Opens May 13, 2023 & closes June 24, 2023)
- Indspire – Indigenous Education Bursary and Scholarships (Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST) *new – Toyota Canada Foundation Indigenous Bursaries in Automotive Technology
This award will be distributed to Indigenous students who are attending post-secondary institutions across Canada (i.e. college, university, technical college, or apprenticeship program) and are enrolled in two-year automotive mechanic, automotive technician, or automotive power programs. Students will receive this Bursary during both years of their two-year program provided that they continue to be enrolled.
BCIT Indigenous Emergency Assistance Fund (IEAF) – Indigenous post-secondary students experiencing financial pressures can apply for the IEAF. Students who access emergency funding do not have to repay it. BCIT Indigenous students can contact our office for help with the application process.
In May 2019, BCIT launched An Indigenous Vision: A Framework for Action and Accountability. The Vision complements the three commitments in BCIT’s Strategic Plan. Furthermore, our implementation plan is structured around the principles of the Colleges and Institutes Canada Indigenous Education Protocol.