We are pleased to announce the Institute Research Committee (IRC) recently approved the following 4 proposals, as recommended by their School Research Committees. The IRC received 5 applications for this round of funding, and while all were worthy of consideration, it was the Committee’s decision to approve 4 proposals.
- Dr. Djamel Khelifi (SoCAS) – $25,000 (for 2017/2018), for project entitled “Synthesis and Analysis of Anti-cancer Bioactive Falcarinol-type Polyacetylenes from Devil’s Club.”
- Ms. Glynda Doyle and Dr. Janet Morrison (SoHS) – $25,000 (for 2017/2018) for project entitled “Fostering Healthcare Student Perceptions of Inter-professional Roles Using Clinical Case Studies in an Educational Clinical Information System Environment.”
- Dr. John Dian and Dr. Amirhossein Yousefi (SoE) – $24,600 (for 2017/2018) for project entitled “Synchronization of wireless BLE devices.”
- Mr. Timothy Carson (SoCE) – $23,400 (for 2017/2018) for project entitled “Overcoming Barriers to Intercollegiate Collaborative Practices to Support Student Success.”
In reviewing the applications, IRC members clearly recognized the quality of the proposals and the importance of the research that applicants were considering engaging in. We appreciate the work and effort everyone put into the application process, and wish everyone success in conducting their research.
Further information on the VP Research Seed Fund, Discovery Parks Fund and the Fund Application Form can be found at https://www.bcit.ca/appliedresearch/funding/institute.shtml. The Applied Research Liaison Office would be very pleased to work with potential applicants to investigate other opportunities to seek out research funding.
Dr. Tom Roemer EdD MSc
Vice President, Academic
British Columbia Institute of Technology