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Teaching & Learning Innovation

Innovating for the future requires a variety of learning tools and techniques. We must create environments that free up the ability to experiment, explore and discover what could become the next big idea.

Immersive simulations

Students learn best when immersed in interactive, experiential settings. With advanced simulation, students can use the latest technology and be trained in procedures in a risk-free environment that brings industry settings, workflows, and interdisciplinary interactions into the classroom.

Virtual and augmented reality

The integration of virtual and augmented reality will allow our students to move beyond textbooks into interactive spaces where they can dismantle and reassemble complex equipment, learn processes and systems through simulated interactions, and be better prepared for their future workplaces.

Makerspaces

A makerspace is a shared space where people come together and collaborate while sharing tools, resources and knowledge. Open to all, these spaces are equipped with a range of no tech to high-tech tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, soldering irons and sewing machines.
Makerspaces are about the maker mindset of creation and exploration, and are helping to prepare people with critical 21st Century skills, provide hands-on learning, and foster entrepreneurship as incubators and accelerators for innovation.

Cooperative education

Also known as work-integrated or experiential education, cooperative education is a model and process for learning that formally and intentionally integrates a student’s academic, classroom-based studies with practical job experience in workplace settings.
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Bosa Construction donates $4M to BCIT for development of new carpentry pavilion

September 22, 2022

BCIT recently recognized Bosa Construction’s gift of $4 million, one of the largest donations to the INSPIRE Campaign. The generous...

BCIT names new Trades and Technology building after Vancouver developer Concert Properties

July 28, 2022

BCIT recently announced that the new Trades and Technology Centre will bear the name of Vancouver-based real-estate developer Concert Properties in recognition...

Inspiring the future: BCIT raises more than $100M to transform applied learning

June 27, 2022

Thanks to the visionary leadership of BCIT President Kathy Kinloch and INSPIRE Campaign Chair and Concert Properties Co-founder and Chair...

A father’s pride: how a son’s tragedy inspired 35 years of generosity supporting BCIT Broadcast students

March 15, 2022

As George Garrett was driving home one evening in 1975, he heard a vaguely familiar voice on the radio. It...

As technological, economic and social change accelerates, the BCIT campus must transform into a learning environment where solutions to our most urgent challenges are born, tested and readied for the world. We gratefully acknowledge our generous corporate, individual, and alumni donors who have helped us raise more than $100 million to date towards this exciting transformation.