Some of its facilities are unique to the school. They include: a 300,000 square-foot state-of-the-art Aerospace Technology Campus, which features a fleet of 20 aircraft (such as Boeing 737) in addition to an airport-controlled tower simulation technology; full-equipped television and radio studio, broadcasting station (Evolution 107.9 FM); a pulp mill that’s fully operational; a salmonoid enhancement facility on the Seyumour River that was developed by BCIT students; a Technology Centre that focuses on applying high tech research and development; an automated manufacturing robotics lab; a fire simulation theatre that interacts with the students; Canada's first Confucius Institute that teaches the Chinese languages and culture to develop trade and tourism; the Centre for the Advancement of Green Roof Technology; the only Prosthetics and Orthotics training program that is operating in Western Canada; Telus Call Centre of Excellence’s advanced telecommunications equipment for a leading-edge industry training; Western Canada's only Marine Engine Room Simulator that operates in an actual training for marine engineering students. BCIT also offers students on campus residences. The Maquinna Residence can accommodate 336 residents and is ideally located on the Burnaby campus, which is next to the recreation facilities and sports field. Students have the option to choose an all-male, co-ed, or an all female suite; and each house comes with a Residence Advisor who gives counselling and emergency services to students.
British Columbia offers the following services: Student Financial Aid & Awards, Safety & Security, Registrar, Recreation Services, Program Advising, Parking at BCIT, Medical Services, Library, Learning Commons, Learning & Teaching Centre, IT Services, International Education, Housing, Health Services, Harassment & Discrimination, Graduation, Food services, Employment Services, Distance & Online Learning, Disability Resource Centre (DRC), Counselling and Student Development, Convocation, Campus Tours, Bookstore, Board of Governors, BCIT Student Association, BCIT ID Card, Alumni Association, and Aboriginal Services.
The BCIT Student Association is the voice of the students on campus. Their main goal is to make the students’ experience a more fulfilling and memorable. Their mission is to provide a student-centered, responsive, and pro-active support to student life. Some of their services include: Advocacy Office, Ctrl P, Geared Up, Link Student Newspaper, Microwaves, Peer Tutoring Program, Professor Mugs Pub and Grill, Self-Serve Photocopiers, The Stand Central, The Stand South, and the Unconnect Resource Center.
Students who want to live outside the campus might find it helpful to browse through the comprehensive listing of off-campus accommodations available within the community. This project is a partnership between The My Ideal Network, Rent BC and BCIT.
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, is the city immediately east of Vancouver. It is the third-largest city in British Columbia by population, surpassed only by Surrey and Vancouver itself.
The SkyTrain rapid transit system crosses Burnaby from east to west in two places: in the south along the Expo Line and in the middle along the Millennium Line. The SkyTrain has encouraged closer connections to New Westminster, Vancouver, and Surrey.
Major technology firms such as Electronic Arts, Creo, Ballard Power Systems, and TELUS base their operations in Burnaby; heavy industry includes Chevron Corporation and Petro-Canada petroleum refineries on the shores of Burrard Inlet. Other companies such as eBay have significant facilities in Burnaby as well.