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, expand services offerings, enhance service quality and further the mission of our members.


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 service adoption
  • Building strategic alliances with industry partners
  • Brokering connections through city and community partnerships