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Our student clubs make an enormous contribution to campus life and provide opportunities for industry engagement, organizational experience, and tons of fun.

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Advancing Productivity, Innovation, & Competitive Success (APICS)

The APICS BCIT Student Chapter is a student-run organization with members from the two-year Business Operations Management Diploma program. APICS stands for “Advancing Productivity, Innovation and Competitive Success”.

Architectural Connections

The purpose of this club is to foster connections for the students interested in architecture at BCIT. Connections between classmates, connections between the diploma and degree architectural programs, connections between students and educators, connections between education and the industry, and connections between past students (alumni) and current students. This organization is a stepping stone in giving students a voice to organize events, improve their education and, a greater sense of unity in the architectural programs to create a legacy for future architectural students.

Association of Muslim Students

The Association of Muslim Students is a student club dedicated to be a resource on Islam and hosts various social, academic and humanitarian events. Club activities include hosting Friday prayer services, presentations, social events, and food drives.

BCIT Accounting Association

We are a BCIT student-run club that organizes networking events for accounting students. Our mission is to be a representative for Financial Management Students exploring networking opportunities in the Accounting and Finance industries. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a real financial professional? Well, instead of waiting until after you’ve graduated to get a taste of the accounting or finance industry, we have made it our goal to get students involved now!

BCIT Anime Club

Started in 2013, the club brings fans of anime and manga together at the British Columbia Institute of Technology Burnaby campus. New members are always welcome! We meet regularly, so email us to get involved.

BCIT Autonomous or Remotely Operated Vehicles and Systems Club (AROVS)

The BCIT Autonomous or Remotely Operated Vehicles and Systems club exists to bring together students that have a common interest in creating unmanned and/or autonomous vehicles. Our club seeks to provide educational presentations and workshops on various aspects of system design including: programing, mechanical/electrical design, 3D printing, machine vision, sensors, control systems, and the design process. Our club also provides inter-disciplinary networking events to encourage collaboration on projects.

BCIT Badminton Club

The BCIT Badminton Club aims to unite students who share an interest in the sport of badminton. We hold monthly tournaments and social events. Players of all skill levels are welcome. Join us in playing badminton while making new friends!

BCIT Bridge Building Competition Club (BBCC)

BBCC is a group of passionate engineering students that participate in the Troitsky Bridge Building competition every year. BCIT students compete with other universities around Canada to design and build the most efficient bridge. This bridge is built using only white glue, popsicle sticks and dental floss. BBCC is an opportunity for students to collaborate with each other and obtain new skills that will support them in their engineering careers.

BCIT Debate Commons

As strong proponents of free speech, our community is encouraged to explore open thought. We offer an accessible platform for our community to rationalize opinions through regular discussion and debate. We consider ourselves “diversity of opinion enthusiasts” and uphold inclusivity as a fundamental mandate. As put by Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, how do you expect to change the world if you can’t even clean your own room?

BCIT Dungeons & Dragons

Let your imagination roam free and join the BCIT Dungeons and Dragons Club! Whether you’re brand new or experienced at the game, come play with us as we delve into the fantasy worlds of adventure.

BCIT Engineering Students’ Society (BCIT ESS)

The BCIT Engineering Students’ Society (BCIT ESS) is a partnership between Mechanical, Electrical and Civil engineering students, brought together to enrich the life of all BCIT engineering students by coordinating social events, interdisciplinary projects, competitions, and professional seminars.

BCIT Finance Association

Our goal is to connect our members to each other and the industry by creating and organizing events, panels and programs which educate on current leading-edge topics in the financial sector. We are here to open up your career possibilities. Email us your questions to get started!

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BCIT Game Development Club

We are a collective of cool cats interested in developing games of all kinds. No programming or game development experience required!

BCIT Human Resources Association

The Human Resources Association (HRA) is a student-led group committed to providing students who are interested in a career in the field of Human Resource Management with networking and other opportunities to aid in the transition from university to career. We strive to:

  • Create awareness of the HR profession and current developments in the HR field
  • Establish a connection between students, alumni, business and HR Professionals to create networking opportunities
  • Provide an enriched foundation for social interaction and support for the HR Management students at BCIT.

BCIT JDC West

BCIT is the first polytechnic to be invited to western Canada’s premier business competition, JDC West. Every year, 600 students from 12 top business schools attend this highly-competitive and dynamic event. In preparation, student competitors undergo industry training which gives them a unique set of tools to excel professionally.

Widely recognized by industry as representing the brightest business students in the country, JDC West is a one-way ticket to your dream job.

Follow us on Instagram instagram.com/bcitjdcwest

BCIT LGBTQ+

The LGBTQ+ Club is for anyone who self identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Two-Spirited, Non-Binary, Pansexual, Asexual or anything else that falls under the umbrella of the rainbow.

All events are welcome to all LGBTQ+ BCIT students who want to socialize with each other. All events are scent free, check out the Facebook page for more information. All events are safe space, no harassment, discrimination, or hate speech aloud.

Join us for our welcoming, fun, engaging and entertaining monthly event(s) held the (approximately) third week of each month. Check out the Facebook page for event listings.

BCIT Maker’s Space Club

Have an idea, but nowhere to bring it to life? Do you need access to prototyping equipment to test an idea? Come join our community of like-minded makers! We have equipment like 3D printers and laser wHers to help students bring their projects to life.

BCIT Marketing Association (BCITMA)

The BCIT Marketing Association (BCITMA) is one of the longest standing associations at BCIT. As a collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA), BCITMA provides professional development, networking, real-world learning experiences for its members. Every year BCITMA competes annually at the AMA Collegiate Conference in New Orleans. Competing against Ivy League schools such as the University of Pennsylvania, the conference allows BCITMA members the recognition of their hard work and skills on an international level.

BCIT Maximum Altitude

Maximum Altitude is the first Aviation Club at BCIT. Established at the Aerospace Campus in December 2010, we strive to promote aviation through related events and gatherings. We welcome all students and alumni to join and participate in all club events. Moreover, through these events, we hope to share and exchange not only experiences, but also friendship and networking opportunities. We look forward to seeing all of you soon!

BCIT Motorsports

BCIT Motorsports was founded to help connect auto enthusiasts throughout all schools at BCIT. We want to build great cars and participate in various events.

BCIT Racing

BCIT Racing is a student team that participates in international collegiate design competitions hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Each season, students are challenged to design and manufacture a durable, economic, and competitive off-road vehicle, present it to judges, and then subject it to dynamic testing and endurance racing.

The club’s mission is to represent BCIT in high-level competition, raising the profile of the school’s engineering programs on an international level. Additionally, BCIT Racing aims to foster an atmosphere of collaboration and mentorship between students in multiple programs and levels, as they work together towards a common goal.

BCIT Real Estate Association

The BCIT Real Estate Association (REA) is a student run organization passionate about personal development, learning and real estate. Our goal is to facilitate a greater learning opportunity and experience for students through connecting with industry professionals.

BCIT Snow Club

The BCIT Snow Club was created to promote mountain culture both on the slopes and on campus, throughout the student base. The club aims to bring together students from all areas of study who have a passion for skiing and riding. This is done through the planning of trips, regular movie nights, rideshares to the hill, and a variety of other snow-related activities, giving students a way to stay active and enjoy study breaks. Whether you’re a downhill shredder, park rat or pow hunter, this is the place for you.

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BCIT Student Nursing Association (SNA)

The BCIT SNA is a student-run organization that acts to enhance the education of BCIT nursing students. Operating with faculty support, we seek to provide extended learning opportunities, and to engage nursing students in the Community at large. Our vision statement is to achieve excellence in cultivating community and global leaders through encouraging student engagement, professional development and personal growth in the BCIT nursing student population.

BCIT University Christian Ministries

BCIT UCM is a student club that holds small group meetings, Bible studies, and other events on the Burnaby campus. Our purpose is to build a Christian community that will enhance our relationship with God, care for and encourage fellow believers, and share our experience of Jesus Christ with those around us. All are welcome!

BCIT Women in Computing

BCIT Women in Computing is a group of like-minded individuals who support equality in the Technology field. Our goal is to support current female students to thrive in their academics while also forming strong connections with female professionals working in Vancouver’s Tech community. WIC is not exclusive to only female students, but we welcome anyone who supports the club’s visions.

BCIT Women in Engineering (BCIT WiE)

The BCIT Women in Engineering club’s goals are to promote engineering careers for women at BCIT and in the industry in general, and to provide a support group for women who are in school for engineering through participating and organizing community events, promoting at high schools, and organizing a mentoring program.

BCIT Young Women in Business (YWiB)

YWiB BCIT was founded with the purpose of connecting ambitions students across various schools that share the same belief of female empowerment in the professional workplace. YWiB is a progressively growing network across Greater Vancouver and has since grown nationally. It provides opportunities that facilitate growth for its members. Members have access to networking opportunities and meeting industry professionals that share their insight and experience through workshops and seminars.

BCIT-UBC Biotechnology Club

The Biotechnology Club was founded in 2008 with the focus of bridging the gap between BCIT and UBC students in the Biotechnology program. The purpose of this club is the bring perspective and experience to the current students and to unite the Biotechnology community through social and networking events.

Breadmasters

Are you looking to improve your public speaking skills, develop self-confidence and make new friends? Join Breadmasters! We can make public speaking as easy as butter on bread. Check us out on social media.

Business Information Technology Management (BITMAN)

The BITMAN association’s mission is to act as a conduit between our members and the IT Industry, building strong relationships that will be mutually beneficial for the industry and the students.

Business Management Association

The Business Management Association engages management students in the practical application of program concepts through brand development workshops, networking, and creating value through partnerships. Although leadership positions are restricted to students of the Business Management Diploma, membership is welcome to all students at BCIT. Our events focus on improving your brand and your network. Members are encouraged to get involved with their own success by participating and collaborating.

Check us out at:

https://www.instagram.com/bcitbma/

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)

The BCIT Student Chapter of the CSCE is a student club with the mandate to forge ties between students and the engineering community. We are students in BCIT’s Civil Engineering program who are interested in raising the profile of civil engineering with our peers and industry. We also support student involvement in national and international engineering competitions, technical seminars, and industry events.

Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME)

The aim of BCIT Mechanical Engineering Student Society is to foster relationships and bring together mechanical engineering students, faculty and professionals by way of academic, social and recreational events.

Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA)

Established in 2018, BCIT Chinese Students and Scholars Association aim to inform, engage and promote learning and social experience of all Chinese students at BCIT. We strive to inform all Chinese students with the most updated and important information in regards to their learning, social and career opportunities through our social media platform. We strive to engage all Chinese students with the BCIT community and the CSSA clubs by providing various awesome events on campus. We strive to facilitate their learning and social experience at BCIT and promote a supportive and inclusive environment for all students.

Coding For All

We are a club geared towards making coding fun. We focus on instilling that technology is enjoyable and impressive. Through holding teaching/ mentoring events for a younger generation, we will bring prospective students together with current students. These social activities will build confidence to pursue a computer science education.

Enactus BCIT

Enactus BCIT is a club of students who believe that entrepreneurial action matched with sustainable business practices can empower our Greater Vancouver community, and communities around the world. With the mentorship of faculty advisors and industry professionals, Enactus BCIT members apply their schooling to launch social impact ventures that address the 17 UN Sustainable Development goals within our communities.

Engineers Without Borders BCIT student chapter

The EWB BCIT chapter is committed to bringing positive social change to BCIT. By raising awareness on important issues such as development and fair trade, this club will help create more globally minded individuals. The EWB is also committed to bridging the gap between different engineering disciplines, as well as bring students together from different programs which may not be engineering related.

English Corner

English Corner is an informal space to practice conversational English and make new friends. At English Corner participants share their ideas and discover ways to build community. English Corner is facilitated by trained volunteers.

The group meets every Wednesday @ 3 pm on the library main floor.

Drop-ins are welcome.

IEEE BCIT Student Branch

IEEE stands for The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. At BCIT our Student Branch represents students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program.

Indigenous Culture Club

The BCIT Indigenous Culture Club is a student-run organization for any student on campus who is interested in Indigenous culture, history, issues, or activities. The members of this club are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, non-Indigenous, and come from many different backgrounds and experience. Through traditional teachings and practices we aim to provide a platform in which to connect the BCIT community.

International Business Management Program

IBMP was founded in 2012. The purpose of the club was and still is to enhance the learning experience of international business students.

International Social Club

The BCIT International Social Club aims to serve the international student community at BCIT by providing social events that bring students together to have fun, learn about other cultures, network,  and to support each other while away from home. It is a place to meet friends from around the world while here at BCIT!

View our facebook page here:  www.facebook.com/BCITisclub

Jack.Org BCIT

Jack.Org BCIT is a network of students working towards shifting the way we think about mental health, by raising awareness and ending the stigma surrounding mental health. We strive towards creating a supportive community that fosters student wellbeing through meaningful conversation and outreach.

Mechancial Engineering Robotics Club (MERC)

BCIT MERC is a group of dedicated mechanical engineering students who have an interest and passion in the field of robotics. Students will have the ability to learn new skills, including but not limited to, electronics selection, aerial drone flight operations, programming etc. MERC will have completions for different elements in the general robotics field, some include ground-based robots, industrial robots and aerial drones. Students of all skill levels are welcome as everyone will have the opportunity to learn and take responsibility for different tasks. MERC will help provide a working ground between beginners and skilled students in robotics to come together to work on projects. MERC is a learning environment for all students to collaborate on various projects to develop their technical and soft skills.

Mechanical Engineering Robotics Club (MERC)

BCIT MERC is a group of dedicated mechanical engineering students who have an interest and passion in the field of robotics. Students will have the ability to learn new skills, including but not limited to, electronics selection, aerial drone flight operations, programming, etc. MERC will have competitions for different elements in the general robotics field, some include ground-based robots, industrial robots and aerial drones. Students of all skill levels are welcome as everyone will have the opportunity to learn and take responsibility for different tasks. The members of MERC will be competing in various robotics international competitions such as the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition and Unmanned Systems Canada. MERC will provide a working ground between beginners and skilled students in robotics to come together and work on projects.

Mining Engineering Club

The intent of the Mining Engineering Club is to build relationships between mining students, faculty, student chapters and industry professionals through activities such as field trips, social events, academic projects and competitions.

MPI BCIT

The mission of MPI BCIT is to make our members successful by building human connections through knowledge and ideas, relationships and marketplaces. We are the student chapter of the largest Event Management club in North America, focused on connecting future leaders with industry leaders in Tourism.

Society for Ecological Restoration

We are a group of BCIT students committed to bringing ecological restoration opportunities to our community. From vegetation management to guest speakers and skills training, we’re here for you. Let us know what we can do to enhance your education and ER experience!

Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)

The SER at BCIT is a student group under the Society for Ecological Restoration International. We present opportunities for networking, skills training in ecological restoration and applied ecology, as well as guest speakers and social events.

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering promotes the development, acquisition, and exchange of professional knowledge in the field of Civil Engineering. Our student club assists in doing this by hosting technical seminars, supporting student competitions and social events, and mostly help develop networks between the BCIT students, faculty, and industry.

The Financial Management Association

Have you ever wondered what it would really be like to be a real financial professional? Well instead of waiting until after you’ve graduated to get a taste of the accounting or finance industry, we have made it our goal to get students involved now!

Ukrainian Students Club

The BCIT Ukrainian Students Club is a place where you can make new friends and spend a great time. It is a place where passionate and creative students meet. Place where we provide support and community.

Thank you for your interest in our club.

Dormant Clubs

Punjabi Student Association

PSA is the official Punjabi club at BCIT which offers students to expand their social network, get involved in the sports such as cricket and soccer, learn more about the Punjabi culture and enjoy the Punjabi music parties. This club acts as a social hub for Punjabi students by bringing together the members who are eager to learn more about the Punjabi culture.

BCIT Reel Media Club

We are Reel Media – in a time where the world has gone weird, the world needs ‘real media.’ We’re looking to help students produce their own creative media projects through resources and social collaboration. Everyone has a voice, we want to be their megaphone.

Bliss and Wisdom Club

We strive to broaden our minds by caring for the world and all the living beings. We are passionate about contributing positive impact to our society.
Join us, together, we can change the world!

eSports Club

BCIT eSports association is a student run gaming group that strives to connect student through across multiple video game titles and share the passion of eSports in BCIT.

We host tournaments, viewing parties, and much more!

Crime Analysis and Investigations Association (CAIA)

Crime Analysis and Investigations Association (CAIA) has just come to BCIT! At CAIA, like-minded individuals work together on researching and exploring crime-related issues in Vancouver.

Sea Shanty Club- BCIT Marine Campus

Whether you are interested in being a buccaneer or a simple sailor, you won’t be able to get by without this simple knowledge of sea shanties. If you are interested in life at sea and have some study time, this is the club for you!

BCITSA Risk Society

This club creates a forum for industry leaders and students to interact with the key trends and factors that face the risk and insurance industry. Creating these connections gives students a firsthand look at all aspects and careers within the insurance and risk management industries.

BCIT Bitcoins

Our goal is to provide the resources peoples want to get the information they need to get involved with the Bitcoin network. Come join BCIT Bitcoins to learn more about the potential that Bitcoin holds to make lasting social, political, and economic change in our world.

BCIT Sustainability Initiative (BCIT SI)

The Sustainability Initiative is a student-run club. Our mandates are to encourage waste reduction on campus, to facilitate conversations on minimizing our ecological footprint, and to spread awareness about sustainability in order to share our passion for the environment with the BCIT community. We hope to reduce the waste produced on the BCIT campus by identifying current problem areas and developing viable solutions. Additionally, we hope to sow the seeds of innovation within the student community by providing a welcoming platform to share inspired perspectives and ideas.

BCIT Toastmasters

Learn how Toastmasters present fearlessly. Join us for a supportive, casual, and fun take on public speaking! Toastmasters International is a world-wide not-for-profit organization that helps adults improve their public speaking and leadership skills.