For three days in early June, BCIT researchers, faculty and staff, government agencies and industry leaders assembled at the Burnaby campus to attend the inaugural BCIT Applied Research Conference. Through guest speakers, hands-on presentations and behind the scenes tours of research labs, participants were able to get a thorough understanding of the extensive research being conducted here at BCIT.
“This conference was an opportunity for everyone to get out from behind their computers or out of the classroom to find out about all the great projects that people at BCIT are involved with,” said Dana Higgins of BCIT’s Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP), who was the main organizer of the event.
More than 200 people attended the lecture series that took place at the Telus Theatre on June 8th and 9th. BCIT’s dean of Applied Research, Kim Dotto, and the president of BCIT, Don Wright, kicked off the first day of the Conference with opening speeches. The first day also showcased speakers from external organizations including Rick Warner of NSERC Pacific and Kraig Short of Western Economic Diversification Canada, as well as presentations from BCIT researchers and Applied Research Liaison Office (ARLO) staff.
Read the rest of the article, by Gerald Narciso, on the Applied Research blog.