Vancouver Campus News & Updates
Please find the most recent updates and campus information below:
New York Institute of Technology Vancouver Campus is expanding. Due to the increase in our student numbers in our very popular programs that include Master’s degrees in Cybersecurity, Energy Management, and our MBA, New York Tech has taken an additional 23,000 sq. ft at Broadway Tech Centre. The Broadway Tech Centre is conveniently located close to public transit and boasts beautiful greenspace and waterfalls, a fitness faculty, outdoor recreation space, and within walking distance to a variety of different restaurants.
Look forward to new spaces and amenities including:
- 6 additional classrooms
- Enlarged student lounge and student activity areas
- Increased lab spaces
- Green screen room
- New 600 Sq. ft Library space with 2 quiet study rooms
New York Tech Vancouver will keep students up-to-date with the latest updates regarding the move to Broadway Tech Centre. Keep an eye out on this page for details.
From November 15, 2022, until December 31, 2023, you can work more than 20 hours per week off campus while class is in session if youre a study permit holder and are studying at a DLI full-time (or part-time during your final academic session), OR have been approved for a study permit but haven’t arrived in Canada yet In addition, you must meet all these requirements
- You must ensure we received your application for this study permit (including extensions) on or before October 7, 2022.
- You must have an off-campus work authorization on your study permit.
- You must be either in Canada or coming to Canada by December 31, 2023.
For more details, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/work/work-off-campus.html
[Updated September 28, 2022]
Government of Canada to remove COVID-19 border and travel measures effective October 1.
"As the pandemic situation has continued to evolve, adjustments to border measures have been informed by the latest evidence, available data, operational considerations, and the epidemiological situation, both in Canada and internationally. Today the Government of Canada announced the removal of all COVID-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, effective October 1, 2022."
For more details, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2022/09/government-of-canada-to-remove-covid-19-border-and-travel-measures-effective-october-1.html
[Updated May 6, 2022]
It has come to our attention that the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been working at a reduced capacity and prioritizing Ukraine visa application submissions due to the current political conflict, resulting in delayed Visa processing for students to be able to travel to Canada to begin their studies in summer (May) 22 term.
Due to extenuating circumstances related to COVID, the war in Ukraine, and related visa processing delays, we are opening online sections in Summer 2022 for some courses so you are able to start your program from your home country if you do not receive your visa in time to travel to Canada.
If you have received or will receive your Passport Request Letter BEFORE the Add/Drop period on May 30, but have not received your approved Student Visa, you may register for the following online courses to begin your studies towards your degree:
For Energy Management students:
- ENGY 670 VA1 with Professor Remi Charron is changing to Online for the semester. Schedule is changing to Monday and Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm Vancouver time to better accommodate different time zones.
- ENGY 670 VA2 with Professor Bulent Guzel - No changes, remains in-person as scheduled.
- ENVT 601 VA1 with Professor Patricia Keen - No changes, remains in-person as scheduled.
- ENVT 601 VA2 with Professor Babak Salamatinia - changing to a Hybrid section, allowing both online and in-person attendance. No change in schedule.
Information for NEW EM students who are unable to take in-person classes
New students will have to take the following courses:
- ENGY 670 VA1 (online)
- ENVT 601 VA2 (hybrid)
- ESLI 593, FVA1, or FVA2 (Online) - Contact Dr. Ann-Marie Parkes (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain permission to register
Information for CURRENT EM students
Current students will have the option to take in-person courses from the list of courses above.
For Cybersecurity students:
Information for ALL NEW CS students:
There will be two online courses offered for new students. These two courses are CSCI 651 – Algorithm Concepts and CSCI 620 – Operating System Security. In addition, all prerequisite courses (CSCI 503, CSCI 504, CSCI 507, and CSCI 509) that new students may need will be offered in online mode too.
New students will have to take ESLI 593 (Technical Communications) too. ESLI 591 VA 1, VA2, VA3, and VA4 are offered in-person, and ESLI 593 FVA1 and FVA2 are offered online. Contact Dr. Ann-Marie Parkes (email@example.com) to obtain permission to register for FVA1 or FVA2.
Information for CURRENT CS students:
Current students will have the option to take any of the online Cybersecurity courses offered AND all other courses will be offered in person.
For MBA students:
Information for NEW MBA students who are unable to take in-person classes
The following courses are ONLY available to those with travel and visa issues. Students who wish to register for online sections must obtain approval from Dr. Sinan Caykoylu (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to registration:
- ESLI 593 FVA1 or FVA2 - Contact Dr. Ann-Marie Parkes (email@example.com) to obtain permission to register
- BUSI 610 FVA1
- ACCT 501 FVA1
- ACCT 510 FVA1
- ECON 501 FVA1
- ECON 510 FVA1
- FINC 501 FVA1
- BUSI 510 FVA1
- MGMT 501 FVA1
- MRKT 501 FVA1
- MSIT 501 FVA1
- QANT 501 FVA1
- QANT 510 FVA1
- QANT 520 FVA1
Detailed information will be provided at the orientation.
Information for CURRENT MBA students:
Current students will NOT have the option to take online courses from the list of courses above, with the exception of BUSI 610 FVA1.
If you have already registered and would like to change sections as a result of these changes, you have until the Add/Drop date of May 30th. If you are having difficulties swapping sections, you may watch the video on https://www.nyit.edu/advising/aec_student_resources or contact the Registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The absolute deadline for students to provide us a copy of their Passport Request Letter OR visa will be May 30, which is the last day of add and drop period. This should give more time for our students to obtain their study visas and arrive in Canada to continue their studies.
If you will receive your Passport Request Letter AFTER the Add/Drop period on May 30, please contact your program Dean to review your case:
- Cybersecurity: Prof. Tokunbo Makanju email@example.com
- Energy Management: Prof. Remi Charron firstname.lastname@example.org
- MBA: Prof. Sinan Caykoylu email@example.com
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to make sure they will receive their final visa approval once they have submitted their passport to IRCC for visa stamp.
PGWP information for students taking online courses: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/service-delivery/coronavirus/temporary-residence/study-permit/pgwpp.html#sec6.2
New Student Orientation on May 17 – 20 will be offered mostly in person. For those who will receive a Passport Request Letter or visa after May 17 and are not able to attend the orientation, online components will be available. Recorded sessions also may be available for those who will miss the orientation. Further updates and links will be provided by the Orientation team.
It is our plan to maintain in-person activities for the Summer semester for students who are able to travel to Canada. New York Tech Vancouver staff and faculty will continue to closely monitor the situation and adhere to the guidance of the provincial and federal government.
If the plans change, we will update you using all of our regular channels of communication. Please monitor the New York Tech accounts regularly over the next two weeks.
If you have any questions regarding this update, you can email our Director of Student Affairs, Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Updated December 2, 2021]
Please read the latest announcement by the Government of Canada regarding post-graduation work permit (PGWP)
Opt-in New York Tech Blackboard Connect Emergency Notification System
At New York Tech we use Blackboard Connect Emergency Notification System. This system can notify you in cases of campus closures due to weather or other emergency situations. Due to privacy laws in Canada, you must opt in to receive these text messages on your mobile phone. Please go into Manage my Alerts and update your profile with your latest address and mobile number. You will receive a text message asking you to confirm you wish to receive these messages in the future from New York Tech. Please follow the instructions in the text message to opt-in.
This service is designed to alert you of emergencies such as sudden campus closures, health updates, and other emergency notifications.
ResourcesFor the latest government travel advisories related to COVID-19
See the following sites for more information:Public Health Agency of Canada BC Centre for Disease Control World Health Organization
New York Institute of Technology - Vancouver, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
How high is the risk of contracting the Coronavirus disease, COVID-19, in Vancouver and British Columbia?
BC Centre for Disease Control advises that the risk to British Columbians continues to be low. More information and the most up to date information can be found on the BC Centre for Disease Control website.
Are any New York Tech Vancouver students, faculty or staff reported to be confirmed cases?
We are currently not aware of any cases amongst our students, faculty and staff, both within BC or abroad. In the event of a confirmed case, information would be provided to the public by the relevant health agency, according to their protocols.
What are the symptoms of the Coronavirus disease COVID-19?
Information on the prevention, transmission, symptoms, and treatment of COVID-19 can be found at the Government of Canada website Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
What precautions can I take to stay healthy and prevent the spread of infections?
The advice from health agencies is:
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds using soap and water.
- If a sink is not available, 60-90% alcohol-based hand rubs (hand sanitizer) can be used to clean hands if they are not visibly soiled. Hand sanitizer has been placed in all classrooms and in each department around the campus. If hands are visibly soiled, you can use an alcohol-based disposable hand wipe to remove the dirt and then use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Do not touch your eyes/nose/mouth with unwashed hands.
- When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow, and then wash your hands.
- Stay home when you are ill to avoid spreading the illness to others.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick with an infection.
What is New York Tech doing to minimize the risk of infection to students, faculty and staff?
New York Tech is developing plans and responses to the evolving situation. The university is also working hard to ensure that students, faculty and staff receive reliable and up-to-date information on preventive measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19. We have increased the distribution of hand sanitizers around campus and posted information to remind people of how to reduce the spread of infections.
Should students, faculty, staff or visitors who have travelled to affected areas remain at home for a period of time, after returning to Canada?
It is mandatory that students, faculty, or staff returning from outside of Canada stay home or self-isolate in their dorm/room alone for 14 days after they arrive. They should monitor themselves daily for symptoms (fever, cough, muscle aches, difficulty breathing).
Students, faculty, or staff who have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 also need to stay home or self-isolate in their dorm/room alone for 14 days after their last encounter. Individuals should monitor themselves daily for symptoms (fever, cough, muscle aches, difficulty breathing).
Those who develop symptoms during the 14-day monitoring period should immediately self-isolate (stay in a room that is not shared with anyone else) and call their health-care provider or the provincial health line 8-1-1 to discuss any need for testing and follow up. See more information about self-monitoring and self-isolation.
While these recommendations are important, they are voluntary. You do not need to report people who are not self-isolating. If you have concerns, you can discuss them with your institution’s administration.
Those who develop symptoms during the 14-day monitoring period should immediately self-isolate (stay in a room that is not shared with anyone else) and call their healthcare provider or the provincial health line at 8-1-1 to discuss any need for testing and follow up.More information on self-isolation
What should I do if students or colleagues shows symptoms of COVID-19?
Anyone concerned that they, or someone they have been exposed to, may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their health-care provider or call public health at 8-1-1. For more information and the latest updates, visit the BC Center for http://www.bccdc.ca
What if a student can’t attend classes due to a travel ban or other reasons related to COVID-19 in their home country?
Students can defer their start of their studies to a later term. The next terms starts in Summer 2023.
Is New York Tech distributing masks for people to wear to prevent the spread of infection?
New York Tech is not distributing masks. Some members of our community may opt to wear masks, and we fully support their right to do so. We ask everyone to be respectful of students, faculty and staff who choose to wear masks.
I have cold/flu symptoms, but I haven’t travelled to a COVID-19 affected area. What should I do?
Information is available at HealthLink BC including advice on how best to treat cold/flu symptoms.
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