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Student Spotlight:The Reinvention of Yoko Ozaki

Photos: Macus Ong It’s never too late to start over. This sentiment is something former Japan Air-Self Defense Force officer turned aspiring chartered accountant, Yoko Ozaki, knows all too well. She grew up in a small rural village in Japan and aspired to achieve something bigger than herself. Growing up, she dreamed of being the… Read More »Student Spotlight:The Reinvention of Yoko Ozaki

Student Spotlight: Eric J. W. Li

A Modern Renaissance Man words Chantel Tanaka Tsvetu “Let’s take a building tour.” Those were the first words out of Eric Li’s mouth when I met him in the foyer of the SW9 (School of energy) building on the Burnaby campus. SW9 is Li’s current refuge as he searches for freedom in his hobbies and… Read More »Student Spotlight: Eric J. W. Li

Student Spotlight: Shawn Grewal

Faith & Humility: Accounting Graduate Shawn Grewal’s Winding Journey to Success words Lauren Edwards photography Sydney Wong   Shawn Grewal spent his young teen years playing right defence on the BC Soccer team. As a student at the Roman Tulis European Soccer School of Excellence, he got to compete against some of the best in the… Read More »Student Spotlight: Shawn Grewal

Adam Nguyen: Student Spotlight

Interviewed by Lauren Edwards Photography by Eric J.W. Li After a year of operating between Hemlock and Spruce trees in Northern BC, Adam Nguyen came back to Vancouver. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Natural Resource Conservation, Nguyen worked in the field in Fort St. John, where he surveyed the water courses,… Read More »Adam Nguyen: Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Danny Cameron

BCITSA Chair of Aerospace, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Student, Off-roader, Explorer words Ali Pitargue photography Macus Ong   If your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, you’d be lucky if Danny Cameron is close by. That’s what happened to a mom and her kids on a trip in East Harrison. They were on their… Read More »Student Spotlight: Danny Cameron

Student Spotlight: Kelly Kaur

Meet the 2nd-year New Media student inking out a career in design, by bridging the gap between traditional art and new technology. She’s also raising twins. How does she do it all? How did you first become involved in the art of henna designing? It was by accident. I was helping a friend at a… Read More »Student Spotlight: Kelly Kaur

Student Spotlight: Michael Lim

photos max huang Michael Lim made a name for himself as a well-known Filipino Jiu-jitsu competitor before he was diagnosed with a disease that attacked his spine and shattered his dreams of ever becoming World Champion. Today, Michael battles for new dreams, co-founding a health business in the Philippines, while studying in BCIT’s Marketing Management… Read More »Student Spotlight: Michael Lim

Student Spotlight: Landon McGauley

Uphill from Here words catherine garrett photos graham cox Landon McGauley is a 22-year-old BCIT Journalism student, public speaker, and sit skier. He broke his back in a mountain biking accident at age 15 when he lost control of his bicycle, and has been living in a wheelchair ever since. He competed in the X… Read More »Student Spotlight: Landon McGauley


OAKUM is about to become your new favourite DJ and he might just be sitting right next to you in class, crafting his latest track.

Student Spotlight: Dayna Weststeyn

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: DAYNA WESTSTEYN words twila amato photos braeden frew To Dayna Weststeyn, sonography and photography are both forms of art and science. As a fashion photographer and a student in BCIT’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, Dayna’s lifestyle is solid proof that two seemingly opposite interests are just two sides of the same coin. Here… Read More »Student Spotlight: Dayna Weststeyn


Student Spotlight: Albert Tang For the October issue of LINK, we sat down with Albert Tang. It is not often a twenty two year old is accomplished, and It is even more rare when they are a full time student. Albert Tang wears many hats but, none more impressive than that of being a small… Read More »STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Albert Tang

Student Spotlight: Caitlin Purvis

Every month, we shine a spotlight on one exceptional BCIT student with a unique story to share. What inspires them? What brought them to BCIT? What can we learn from their experiences? It’s amazing what you can find out about the people around you if just ask the right questions. Caitlin Purvis is a woodworking student at BCIT by day,… Read More »Student Spotlight: Caitlin Purvis

Matt Lehti: Master of Creation

Nowadays an artist can be equipped with more than an easel and a brush.  Matt Lehti is a Full Stack Web developer/chronic scribbler/ Graphic Artist that’s attending the D3 (Digital Design and Development) Program at BCIT that deals with anything digital or business.  I recently sat down with him to talk about his art and… Read More »Matt Lehti: Master of Creation

Student Spotlight Extras: Alexandra Fontaine:

For our February issue’s Student Spotlight, we danced our way around campus with Mineral Exploration and Mining Technologies student Alexandra Fontaine,

Student Spotlight: Case Mutangadura

Part 2 of our February Student Spotlight features yet another dancer, this time it’s hip hop choreographer and GTech student Case Mutangadura


Check out this gallery of impressive astrophotography taken by our January Student Spotlight, Jason Wait.

Student Spotlight: Curtis Renning

Discover the abstract colours of 4th-year Architecture student, Curtis Renning.

Student Spotlight: Luisa Alvarez

Hear stories from the BCIT Broadcast student about her amazing internship at a fashion channel in the Philippines.

Student Spotlight: Sophia Hsin

Check out some extra photos from our October Student Spotlight with the super talented Sophia Hsin! She introduced us to Amelia- her adorable little hedgehog! Check out Sophia and Amelia’s adventures on Instagram @sophiahsin and @ameliahedgehog.     Read it here:

Your guardian angel drives a jetski

Andrea Belovska has an unusual summer job…


Extras from our September spotlight shoot on location at Pool 99 in North Vancouver


Catching up with BCIT grad Charlie Rose and his unique invention

Bitter Sweetness — Flavia Chan

Flavia Chan is a graduate of Emily Carr University, now attending classes in BCIT’s Marketing program. Her artwork is at once haunting and beautiful. She draws the sadness inspired in her work from real life experiences, but finds her creative characters a much more comfortable outlet than depictions of real people. Every one of her unique characters — from her painstakingly… Read More »Bitter Sweetness — Flavia Chan

Product Positioning – Ian Twa on the move from boarding to branding

Calgary isn’t exactly world-renowned as a skate city. Serious winters mean seriously short seasons. For Ian Twa, one of our country’s top skate exports, that meant finding ways to head South and ride as often as possible. That led him to a spot on the pro touring roster with Zoo York, and branded boards sporting… Read More »Product Positioning – Ian Twa on the move from boarding to branding

Student Spotlight: Uncut. Full interview with Lauren Sundstrom

At BCIT, you really never can judge a book by its cover. Ask a BCIT student what brought them to the school and the answer will almost inevitably be the same: “I came here to get a job.” But while most of us share that common goal, it can be a shockingly different route for… Read More »Student Spotlight: Uncut. Full interview with Lauren Sundstrom