Visit BCIT during #BCTECHSummit to discover how technology is disrupting every industry

The fourth annual #BCTECH Summit returns to Vancouver from March 11 to 13. With more than 7,650 delegates, 100 speakers, and 260 exhibitors in attendance, this year’s theme of The Reality Revolution explores how emerging technologies are solving the biggest challenges facing BC and the world today.

While technology is disrupting every industry at an unprecedented rate, BCIT experts have successfully integrated technology into their respective fields to better train students to meet the demands of our complex world.

From artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics for training specialty nurses to the use of virtual reality (VR) in forensics to train crime scene investigators, these are only some of the innovative ways that BCIT has embraced technology.

Visit the BCIT booth (M62) in the Marketplace of the Academic area for interactive, hands-on exhibits that reveal how technology is changing the way we live, work, and learn.

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Highlights include:


  • Exploring the use of new technology, including AI and robotics to enhance patient care in specialty nursing.
  • Utilizing Alexa as a voice assistant technology to allow nurses with more efficient access to patient lab results.
  • Creating virtual patient experiences, such as a stroke, through robotic child manikins.
    • Meet: Rob Kruger, Faculty for Critical Care Nursing, Simulation and Innovation
  • Creating affordable and quality prosthetic through 3D scanning.
    • Meet: Bhanvya Shah, Michal Aibin, Nigel Halsted, Faculty for Computing, Science & Technology

Forensic Sciences

  • Using VR to recreate crime scenes in the courtroom or to train crime scene investigators.
    • Meet: Steen Hartsen, Faculty for Forensic Sciences


  • Using VR to provide railway training, including mock emergency situations and engine assemble and disassemble.
    • Meet: Vince Jones, Faculty for Motive Powers
  • Simplifying a complex concept with the use of AI: Using HoloLens augmented reality helicopter rotor to see the impact on airflow as adjustments are made to the rotor collective and pitch.
    • Meet: Sanja Boskovic, Associate Dean for Aerospace

Sustainability & Energy

  • Bringing clean energy to rural and remote communities.
    • Meet: Joey Dabell, Project Leader for Applied Research
  • Experiencing drones and VR to learn more about BCIT
    • Meet: BCIT social media team for an interactive experience.

Note to media: Pre-conference or onsite interview opportunities are available with BCIT experts on topics related to their field. Please contact Amy Chen, 778-384-7245 to schedule. 

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