Every year BCIT Forensics hosts a “Graduation Research Presentation Day” to showcase the hard work of our current graduating class across the Forensic Science, Crime and Intelligence Analysis, and Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity options. This is a day where our students have an opportunity to showcase their capstone graduation research project in a live 15-minute presentation.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this year we were unable to host our research day in a in-person format. This year the students submitted “virtual” video presentations of their research topics. Due to this “virtual” format we decided to add a second element whereby the top 2 presentations for each option area would be showcased on the BCIT Forensics YouTube channel.
There were many great presentations to chose from and all our students did a great job presenting their chosen topic, however in the end the panel has chosen the following student presentations to represent BCIT Forensics “virtual” Research Day on YouTube:
Crime & Intelligence Analysis
- Exploring the Difference Between Domestic Terrorism and Homegrown Terrorism, Emily Bator
- Exploratory Study to Examine If There Are Differences Between Eco-Terrorism and Eco-Fascism, Jazmyn Borgel
Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity
- How Certain Components Factor into the Admissibility of Social Media Evidence in Court, Celia Lee
- Using forensic tool comparison will user data be retrieved from factory reset Apple and Android smartphones, and will identical data be extracted from each tool? Shelley Eijbersen
- Proficiency Testing in Forensic DNA Labs for DNA profiling with Third-Party test kits: Error Rate Study, Jackson Nguyen
- From Nurturers to Murderers: Roles and radicalization of female extremists, Valerie Tsang
Congratulations to the above students and congratulations to all our students who completed a graduation research project this year. Well done!
David McKay, Program Head