This integrated and comprehensive centre advances progressive clinical education through sophisticated simulation, modern classroom technology, and inter-professional practice.
A centerpiece for the Burnaby Campus, the new Health Sciences Centre allows BCIT to advance teaching and learning technologies and significantly increase training capacity for key in-demand healthcare professionals.
A foundation for better healthcare in BC
The HSC is 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 integrates patient-care simulation, allied health and laboratory science, while providing graduates with urgently-needed, hands-on skills. It is 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