New York Institute of Technology-Vancouver Expands to New Location at Broadway Tech CentreThursday, November 22, 2018
PHOTO: NYIT-Vancouver Executive Director & Campus Dean, Irene Young and Fred MacDonald, assistant dean of the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences.
Vancouver, BC, November 22, 2018--(T-Net)--The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) - Vancouver Campus announced today that it has expanded to two additional spaces at Broadway Tech Centre to accommodate recent growth in enrolment.
The new Broadway Tech Centre location will serve as the instructional centre for 300 students enrolled in the Master of Science in Information, Network and Computer Security (MS-INCS) program—the only graduate degree in cybersecurity offered in British Columbia—as part of NYIT's College of Engineering and Computing Science.
Located at #450-2985 Virtual Way and #150-2955 Virtual Way, the 3,400 square metre space features a dedicated cybersecurity lab, classrooms, faculty offices, study areas and a student lounge.
The expansion was celebrated last week at a November 15 grand opening event attended by 70 guests, including representatives of Vancouver's tech community, M.S.-INCS program alumni, and faculty and staff. Henry C. "Hank" Foley, Ph.D. , president of NYIT, sent greetings via video as part of the event.
In operation for more than 10 years, NYIT-Vancouver offers master's-level programs including Energy Management, cybersecurity (M.S.-INCS) Instructional Technology for educators and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degrees in both management and finance.
NYIT-Vancouver currently welcomes students from 25 countries at its downtown Vancouver and Broadway Tech Centre locations.
"NYIT-Vancouver has experienced an unprecedented 279 percent growth in enrolment in the past two years," said NYIT-Vancouver Executive Director and Campus Dean Irene Young. "We expect that growth to continue as we introduce new technology-focused master's degrees in upcoming years in line with workforce needs and Vancouver's growth as a centre of technology excellence."
Graduates of NYIT-Vancouver's M.S.-INCS program, offered since 2014, are employed in the IT departments of a variety of large organizations or serving in a consulting role helping smaller companies ensure a secure IT environment.
"Our graduates are ideally positioned to help address the increasing global demand for trained professionals to meet rising cybersecurity challenges," said Fred MacDonald, assistant dean of the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences. The shortage of cybersecurity specialists in Canada was recently outlined in Public Safety Canada's National Cybersecurity Strategy.
President Foley said on the occasion, "The future is bright for NYIT makers, doers, innovators, and inventors seeking careers in British Columbia—or for that matter, anywhere in the world." He added, "The entire NYIT community is incredibly proud of our Vancouver campus."
NYIT-Vancouver is a global campus of NYIT, providing career-oriented professional education and preparing students for some of the most in-demand careers in today's global economy. NYIT-Vancouver has obtained ministerial consent from the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training and is a British Columbia EQA-designated Post-Secondary School.
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in more than 50 fields of study, including computer science, data, and cybersecurity; biology and biomedical studies; architecture and design; engineering; health professions and medicine; IT and digital technologies; management; communications and marketing; education and counseling; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education, NYIT welcomes more than 9,000 students worldwide. The university has campuses in New York City (Manhattan) and Long Island (Old Westbury), New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as programs around the world.
NYIT embraces its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, give all qualified students access to opportunity, and support research and scholarship that benefit the larger world. More than 100,000 NYIT alumni comprise an engaged network of doers, makers, and innovators prepared change the world, solve 21st-century challenges, and reinvent the future. For more information, visit nyit.edu.
Irene Young, Executive Director & Campus Dean
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