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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.

Cybersecurity Products and Solutions Roster

We are excited to unveil the Cybersecurity Products and Solutions Roster, a new initiative aimed at equipping members with the tools for bolstering cybersecurity resilience. In a constantly evolving landscape of digital threats, we recognize the paramount significance of protecting information and upholding the integrity of academic institutions.

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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