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Campus redevelopment

Health Sciences Centre

This integrated and comprehensive centre will advance progressive clinical education through sophisticated simulation, modern classroom technology, and inter-professional practice.

A centerpiece for the Burnaby Campus, the planned Health Sciences Centre will allow BCIT to advance teaching and learning technologies and significantly increase training capacity for key in-demand healthcare professionals. Download the case for support to learn more.

A foundation for better healthcare in BC

The HSC will be a modern and adaptive learning and research facility, breaking down traditional learning silos to foster interdisciplinary learning. The four-storey, 9,909 square-metre (106,660 square-feet), net-zero carbon emission building will integrate patient-care simulation, allied health and laboratory science, while providing graduates with urgently-needed, hands-on skills. It will become a critical hub for healthcare education within the province.

Learning environments that mimic real world scenarios

At HSC, healthcare students will be more effectively prepared for clinical roles through technology-based learning experiences and sophisticated simulation environments. Augmented and virtual reality systems and 3D learning settings will not only simulate real-world scenarios, but also accommodate personalized and collaborative learning.

Features for advancing education include:

  • Simulations that uniquely replicate hospital workflows
  • Flexibility for future changes in education practices
  • Applied learning and living laboratories
  • Simulation labs
  • Multipurpose rooms (Collaborative Project-Based Learning Spaces)
  • Electronic Health Recording Stations
Approx. number of students accommodated


Project targeted date for completion

Fall 2021

Projected cost of the new Health Sciences Centre


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