Press Releases

June 4, 2020

BCITSA – Letter Addressing Recent Events

Burnaby, B.C. – On behalf of the BCIT Student Association, we stand in unity with black communities here at BCIT, and around the globe. Recent events have been the latest, but certainly not the only, acts of violence and racism towards black communities.

April 22, 2020

Federal Government introduces emergency supports for students and new grads affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Burnaby, B.C. — The BCIT Student Association welcomes today’s announcements from the Prime Minister. Responding to calls from student association and advocacy organizations across the country, the federal government proposes the creation of a Canada Emergency Student Benefit and a Canada Student Service Grant, as well as temporary increases both to Canada Student Grants and Canada Student Loans.

April 9, 2020

Important Update from the BCITSA regarding the U-Pass

Burnaby, B.C. — Due to the ongoing effects of the public health emergency and global COVID-19 pandemic, post-secondary institutions and student associations like BCITSA have worked with TransLink to temporarily suspend the program as of May 1st….


February 28, 2020

BCIT Student Association Welcomes Premier John Horgan and Minister Melanie Mark to the Annacis Island Campus to Announce B.C. Access Grant

Annacis Island, B.C. — Today, Premier John Horgan and Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training, visited the Annacis Island Campus of BCIT and VCC to announce a new student financial assistance program, the B.C. Access Grant. This program, funded in Budget 2020, will provide up to $4,000 per year for some 40,000 students across the province…


January 30, 2020

BCIT Student Association Welcomes the Continuation of the U-Pass BC Program for an Additional Five Years

Burnaby, B.C. – Today, the BC government announced the renewal of the Universal Transit Pass Agreement (U-Pass BC) between TransLink, public post-secondary institutions, and student associations until 2025…


October 2019

BCITSA and Riipen Partner to Provide Experiential Learning Opportunities to 300 BCIT students

The BCIT Student Association and Riipen will join forces this fall to deliver extra-curricular experiential learning to students through a pilot funded by RBC Future Launch…