Inspire. The Campaign For BCIT. Education for a complex world.

New technologies are changing how we work, play and live: innovation driving inspiration to support a strong and sustainable future for our province and world.

As President of BCIT, I see the power of innovation and inspiration every day. It animates our students as they achieve new skills and discover new ideas to advance their careers. It propels our educators who see the potential in new technology for teaching, learning and industry. Across our campuses it creates an energy and a buzz as ideas are born and shared; as collaboration and innovation unite; as thoughts, actions and solutions emerge for a complex and changing world.

Our “Inspire” capital campaign, the largest in our history, will create a new future at BCIT by making significant investments in three key pillars: campus redevelopment; access and inclusion; and teaching and learning innovation.

This investment will ensure that the power of inspiration and innovation remains a catalyst for meaningful change, and a key ingredient in our people, programs, partnerships, and community at BCIT.

We hope you will be inspired to join us on this journey.

photo of Kathy Kinloch

Kathy Kinloch
President, British Columbia Institute of Technology


Our campaign, the largest in our 50-year history, will usher in a new era at BCIT. We are making a bold investment in the future, reimagining our Burnaby campus as a community where solutions to our most urgent challenges are born, tested, and readied for the world.

President's Message

We empower
students to discover
a career path that works for them.
Tamara Pongracz
Chief Instructor, Trades Access, BCIT

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BCIT immerses us in the nursing experience at the acute and the community level.
Kayla DiBauda
Student Nurse, BCIT
Chair of Health Sciences, BCIT Student Association.

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I didn't know what my potential was. It was BCIT that helped me bring that to fruition.
Jonathan Becker, Thrive Digital
BCIT Alumni, 2010

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BCIT is an even bigger, and better institution than when I attended here.
Diana Swain
Senior Investigative Correspondent, CBC
BCIT Alumna ‘87 and Honorary Doctorate Recipient

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You are investing
in the future of the
next generation and that's important.
Bhupinder Hundai
Broadcaster, Omni Television
BCIT Alumni 2001

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BCIT is the spinal cord of the healthcare industry.
Michael Bidu
CEO, Interface Health Society
BCIT School of Business Alumni
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BCIT is the best
place to invest and
support the workers of the future.
James Rout
Associate VP, Education Support and Innovation

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Campus Redevelopment


We are building a campus that inspires curiosity, accelerates discovery, fosters connection, and harnesses partnership for impact at home and beyond. Our campus redevelopment project takes applied learning to the next level. Where state of the art learning becomes transparent, offering windows into workshops, facilitating social and inter-disciplinary collaboration and dialog.

Access and Inclusion


For 50 years, we have educated generations of students from all walks of life and all areas of the world. Our campaign will ensure our doors remain open to all students, experts, professionals, and innovators who aspire to transform their lives and the world through education.

Teaching and Learning Innovation


Innovation is advancing teaching and learning beyond traditional boundaries, preparing today's inspired learners for the workplaces of tomorrow. From virtual reality to aerospace, our campaign enables us to harness new ideas and new technology to create virtual learning tools and advanced simulations. To empower students in a world where technology is at the heart of every business, and every sector.


of BCIT diploma and certificate graduates are employed.


the forecasted annual gross income for new hires with a BCIT credential.


BCIT welcomed nearly 4,000 international students from over 100 countries in 2016/17.


In 2015, BCIT received $6.3 million in research funding to support applied research.


BCIT Distinguished Awards Dinner 2019

Save the date! The BCIT Distinguished Awards will honour extraordinary individuals....

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David Podmore announces launch of INSPIRE campaign cabinet

Dr. David Podmore introduces the Distinguished Awards audience to the Inspire Campaign Cabinet....

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How a hardworking BCIT grad turned adversity into achievement

As a young boy, Moshtagh Mohammadi struggled in school. He had trouble....

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Preparing students for increasingly tech-focused job market

With a wave of technology-driven disruptions impacting almost every industry in B.C., the province’s....

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Since 1964, BCIT grads have made transformational impacts on our society, our environments, and our provincial economy. With your support, we can outpace the forces of technological disruption, and take BCIT, and our province, boldly into the future.