Congratulations to BCIT Applied Research for receiving Gold in the Applied Research and Innovation Excellence category of the 2021 Awards of Excellence presented by the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).
Dr. Kim Dotto, Dean, Applied Research and Centre for Research and Innovation, accepted the award at the CICan 2021 Connection Virtual Conference on April 26.
The CICan Awards of Excellence recognize best practices from institutions across the country. As a Gold recipient in the Applied Research and Innovation Excellence category, BCIT Applied Research is applauded for its leadership and success in adapting and innovating to meet unprecedented challenges. In particular, BCIT Applied Research has provided students and graduates with real-world, practical learning experience while offering services and expertise to improve the productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and community partners.
“We are delighted to receive this prestigious award from Colleges and Institutes Canada” says Dr. Kim Dotto, Dean, Applied Research and Centre for Applied Research and Innovation. “I applaud our faculty-championed researchers and research groups throughout the Institute who provide excellence in applied research and innovation to our students and industry.”
BCIT researchers and research groups have been working with industry clients for over 30 years, helping companies and organizations develop new technologies, products, and services. The practical solutions range from process improvements for small SMEs to changing provincial building codes for the construction industry to a collaborative research network involving students, researchers, companies, and government organizations from across Canada and the world.
About BCIT Applied Research
BCIT Applied Research creates innovative solutions to industry challenges and is critical to the growth and success of BC business. Applied research takes place throughout BCIT, from student-led projects to collaborative research programs involving faculty, students, and external partners. Applied research is integral to the Institute’s unique education model – enhancing the student experience through hands-on learning opportunities that solve real-world problems.
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(Note: The photo at the top of this story was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.)