IEEE BCIT Welcomes You

Hello BCIT Students!

We at IEEE BCIT welcome you all to the 2021/2022 year. We have many activities and services planned as well as several volunteering opportunities for students. Our goal is to help you get the most out of your school year in the ECET program and beyond. We will often have somebody in the McNaughton Centre, our base of operations, located in SW1-3047. If the door is closed, try knocking. If somebody is inside, we will try our best to accommodate you. Don’t Just Hope For Change. Engineer It!

Parts Store

During class there may be situations where you have either broken a part, need extras, or are working on a project which requires a part you do not have. That is where our parts store comes in! Once open you can stop by our room anytime to buy the parts you need. All payment methods are accepted. If we don’t have a part and you believe that there is a demand, we can also bulk order new parts and pass some of the savings on to you.

Note: We are currently in the process of setting up our parts store for all students, and will post more information here once we are open.

RC Classic Competition

After the winter break, we will be hosting our annual “RC Classic” event. In this event teams from schools across Metro Vancouver compete in creating an RC car which can make it through our obstacle course, but that is not the only challenge. Your car must also be favoured by the judges in order to win. Even if you aren’t participating in the competition, it is still good fun to attend and cheer on your favourite team. There will be free food.

We will continue to post updates here regarding categories, prizes, volunteer opportunities, and car-building workshops in the coming months. Stay tuned!

If you want to learn more, or see photos from past events, take a look at our RC classic webpage:


If you want to help us make this year the best it can possibly be consider joining the IEEE as a student member. It is only $35 per year and you get several perks:

  • Access to IEEE magazines and conferences
  • An E-Mail
  • Free access to the McNaughton Centre for help and support
  • Select discounts on merchandise
  • Participation in giveaways
  • Opportunities to grow leadership skills
  • (Coming Soon) A special Discord role just for members

Detailed information on how to join as a member can be found at:

Get in Touch

If you want to learn more about us, our website is found at

If you want to talk directly with us, feel free to send a private message through our Discord to anybody with an @IEEE Exec role. They will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

If you are looking for general information related to the club, contact us by sending an E-Mail to


Industry night

The BCIT IEEE Student Branch is holding their first ever Industry Night!

The event will take place on April 7, 2021. Presentations start at 2:30 PM.

If you’re in electrical or electronics engineering, this is a great opportunity to listen and ask questions with like-minded individuals! This will be a networking and potentially career-building event where industry professionals, BCIT staff, and alumni discuss their career paths, what their jobs are like, and any interesting projects they have done in the past.

TENTATIVE Event Schedule:

  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm – Dan Petrulian, Compliance Project Manager at Radial Engineering
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm – Navtej Heir, Application Specialist at Spartan Controls
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm – Steven McClain, Instructor at BCIT
  • 6:30pm – 7:00pm – Amine Doulfikar, Electrical EIT at BBA Engineering
  • 7:00pm – 7:30pm – Craig Colman-Shepherd, Software Developer at SewerVue Technologies


Use this link to join our Discord server where the event will be taking place, or click on this link .

Contact: for any questions, or send us a Facebook message.


2021 IEEE Vancouver Section Scholarships deadline has been extended until April 30

The deadline for the 2021 IEEE Vancouver Section Scholarships have been extended until April 30, 2021. Details of the three available scholarships remain the same, with two $1000 scholarships and one $2000 scholarship being offered this year. Applications will be reviewed by the IEEE Vancouver Section Scholarships Committee who will determine this year’s recipients. Initially, the plan was to announce the scholarship recipients at the 2021 IEEE Vancouver Section AGM, however IEEE Vancouver will be contacting recipients via email instead, by May 21, 2021. Detailed information on each of these scholarships and the application process are covered in the attached document. Scholarship information can also be found on the Vancouver Section website:

For more information regarding the scholarships please have a look at the following document:



Events News

Online technical talk on IEC61850

BCIT and OMICRON bring you an online technical talk/event on IEC61850 topics, Wednesday February 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

As OMICRON has received an overwhelming amount of interest from industry, BCIT is working in conjunction with OMICRON to bring you an interactive online technical talk/event on IEC61850 topics.

This event is an excellent opportunity to learn and foster discussions on IEC61850 for practicing professionals and alumni. It will provide some perspective on how it is being used and applied in the real world. Current students are welcome to join as well.

Topics that will be covered include an overview of the IEC61850 standard and concepts (data model, data exchange services, SCL) as well as a live demonstration using real world relays and test tools.

This online event requires registration, so please register. Your contact information will be used to remind you of the event, send you the link to access the Zoom event, and follow up on the event.

Register here for the Introduction to the IEC61850 protocol, the basis for Smart Grids

We look forward to seeing you at 7:00 pm on February 3, 2021.

Events News

IEEE Orientation 2020


Welcome to BCIT first year Electrical Engineering students.

Our executive team has put together an orientation video to give you a virtual tour of the Burnaby campus. We hope you have a great start to your program and if you have any questions feel free to contact us at .



BCIT ECET Student Clothing Pre-Orders

Get your limited edition ECET Student Clothing from the IEEE Student Branch. We have designed and created three types of clothing: hoodie, polo and t-shirt. Each clothing is embroidered with your choice of the four options in the program. The hoodie is only available in Electrical Engineering. Various colours are offered and priced affordable for students!

Pre-orders start today and run until Friday, February 8th. Please note that we may not have this opportunity again in the future, get yours while you can at

Sample pictures are available on our Facebook.

Events News Tours

Steamworks Brewery Tour

Another successful industry tour happened last Wednesday over at Steamworks brewery. Couldn’t make it out? No worries, we already have another tour in the works. Stay tuned for more details!


Events News

Krispy Kreme Fundraiser

Friday, March 2nd, from 11:30 to 1:20, we will be set up in the Great Hall(SE2) selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts! Come by and support the IEEE while getting a treat for yourself. Don’t want to wait in line? We’re taking online orders for boxes of 12 over at


We also need volunteers to help man the sales table. There are 1 hr shifts available, please register at


Events News

LinkedIn Workshop

We’re hosting a FREE LinkedIn workshop on Wednesday, February 28 from2:30 to 4:00pm in SE6 Rm 204. While it will be focused towards ECET students, everyone is welcome to attend. Learn how to set up your LinkedIn account to optimize your networking opportunities.


Fuse 2018


The Winter 2018 FUSE Event is happening on January 17 at 3:00 PM and everyone is encouraged to attend! The FUSE Event is a free networking event for BCIT’s ECET students. Representatives of the different ECET options will also be present to talk about their options. The event will be held in its usual location in the BCIT recreation centre (SE16). Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity! There will be free food!

If you’d like to attend, all you have to do is sign up here to give us an idea of how many people will attend. Also, you may want to check out pictures of past FUSE Events on our website,


If you’d like to help out with the FUSE event, please sign up here.