About Us

BCNET is a not-for-profit, shared services organization that represents the interests of our members––colleges, universities and research institutes in British Columbia. We continuously engage with our members to explore, evaluate and develop solutions that meet their unique needs. Our aim is to build value through collaboration, drive down costs, maximize efficiencies and further the mission of our members.


What We Do


We foster a cooperative community by forging successful collaborations among members, industry and government by:

  • Fostering member involvement through our governance and committees

  • Leading IT-related initiatives, procurements and service development in partnership with our entire membership

  • Negotiating service agreements on behalf of our membership

  • Aligning with the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education to help the sector reduce costs and gain efficiencies

  • Measuring and reporting our efficiencies and service adoption

  • Building strategic alliances with industry partners

  • Brokering connections through city and community partnerships


Our Values


We work for the good of our members, the higher education and research community and facilitate their involvement, input and decision-making, as well as provide opportunities for engagement with their peers.

Service Value

We offer low-cost, high-quality solutions that meet our members' needs.


We are highly accountable and will openly share our progress, operational and service plans, financials, successes and challenges with our members, Board and government.