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Shared Services for Higher Education & Research

Discover the power of a connected member community

Discover the power of a connected member community
We are a not-for-profit, collaborative, shared services organization dedicated to the needs of our members, B.C.'s higher education and research institutions. We offer a wide array of shared solutions that help members reduce costs, maximize efficiencies, enhance service quality, empower digital transformation and support their mission.

BCNET CONNECT, Higher Ed Tech Summit 2024

Discover fresh perspectives and cutting-edge technology solutions at the 2024 CONNECT Higher Ed and Research Tech Summit! This premier event is a chance to celebrate accomplishments and delve into innovative ideas addressing today's and tomorrow's technology challenges. Join the vibrant BCNET community in person on April 3-5, 2024, for a 2.5-day summit at the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre in beautiful downtown Vancouver.

We Provide

BCNET connects members to the global research and education network providing the performance required to support teaching, learning and research.
We source agreements that generate efficiencies, reduce costs, mitigate supplier risk and make a difference in sustainability.
We partner with our member community to determine the technologies needed to support their teaching, learning and research mandates.
BCNET strengthens the security posture of members with advanced technologies, improved processes, collaborative communities and broadened expertise.
We consult with members to identify the top areas for skills development, and then coordinate the training on behalf of the sector.

Cybersecurity is a Strategic Priority

Cybersecurity is one of our key strategic priorities. With increasing global cybersecurity threats, it is critical to enhance cybersecurity, share intelligence and present a cohesive response to threats. We work together to shape the security posture of member institutions.

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BCNET’s Year In Review 2022–2023

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