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Winter Fest

Winter Fest is an annual event held by the BCIT Student Association and partially funded by the City of Burnaby. This year featured more vendors, rotating interactive events, and a larger space where students could decorate their own ornaments and bracelets. The event occurred on November 15 at the Burnaby campus. A total of 23…

Council Meeting Highlights (November 27, 2023)

Note: The numbers and percentages shown below are subject to change Increases in tuition, fees, and housing British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is proposing an increase in tuition and fees for 2024 to 2025. They proposed a two percent increase in domestic tuition and mandatory fees and a six percent increase in international differential…

Physical Health at BCIT

It is a Wednesday at 6:00 PM. After a long day of classes and a shift at the local coffee shop, a student walks into the weight room in the fitness centre at the Burnaby campus of BCIT. They find the personal storage area so full that they put their sweatshirt and keys into a cupboard already in use. After grabbing a cleaning rag and warming up on the treadmill, they search for a bench to do a workout set of workouts, yet they are all taken. Unfortunately for this student, Recreation Services at BCIT has been successful in its goal to support the improvements to the physical health of its staff and students.

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BCITSA Tech Career Fair

The BCIT Student Association (BCITSA) Career Services held a Tech Career Fair. Students and alumni met one-on-one with recruiters from the tech industry, learned more about the most up-to-date industry insights, and found ways to improve their résumés. The event ran at the Tech Collider in the BCIT Downtown Campus on October 3rd 2023.

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7 Ways to Make Friends

Starting college is a thrilling time, but it can also be a bit daunting, especially when it comes to making friends. Whether you’re introverted or tend to be on the shy side, building connections is crucial for a meaningful college experience. So, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there—take the initiative to make friends. To help you establish those connections this fall, here are some great ideas you can try, right on campus:

Campus Spot Guide


BCIT has made its mission to provide over 300 unique credentials in six highly varied fields of study, available to full- and part-time students across the five campuses year-round. When it comes to describing the main campus (Burnaby), there’s no easy way to put this: it is very irregular. As somewhat of an amalgamation, it’s home to not only classrooms and libraries but also amenities such as a robotics manufacturing facility, a broadcast studio with its own radio signature, and even a functional pulp mill.      

This means that for you and other students new to this campus, those first weeks of getting oriented to your surroundings can be difficult. Still, you’ll have to navigate it like everyone else, whether you’re studying trades or media. To ease your way into this, Link is providing you with handy maps of must-know spots throughout your time at BCIT.

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Wellness Opportunities on Campus

With exams, projects, and assignments clouding our minds, it’s easy to forget about taking care of ourselves and prioritizing our mental health over grades. This is why the BCITSA hosts wellness events! These are here to help students relieve stress and take a break from their academic responsibilities.

While most of these events are held in Burnaby, it’s worth noting that there are also events at other campuses. I attend two campuses, so I’m going to cover experiences I’ve had at both the Burnaby and Downtown Campuses and give an honest review of each.

 The BCITSA Advocacy Department

Life on campus can be tough. Things happen that catch you off guard, like an argument with one of your instructors, an academic misconduct notice, or an unexpected grade.  Whatever academic challenge you’re facing, the BCIT Student Association (BCITSA) Advocacy Department is here to support you! The BCITSA Advocacy Department provides unbiased guidance and information…