Our People: Meet Hong Sy, Research Associate, BCIT Applied Research

Putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. We are committed to ensuring our people — those who make BCIT distinct, are developing while feeling valued, supported, and connected.

BCIT is a people-first organization. We aim to celebrate our employees by sharing their stories through the Our People series. The series features BCIT’s extraordinary employees who share a strong sense of pride and ambition for the Institute and make up our diverse community.

Get to know Hong Sy, Research Associate in the BCIT Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG) who has been working for BCIT for 14 years.

Hong receiving the BCITSA President’s Award
Hong receiving the
BCITSA President’s Award.

What has been your most memorable moment working at BCIT?  

I have many memorable moments at BCIT, but most recently I was presented with the BCIT Student Association (BCITSA) Presidents Award for my contributions towards the BCITSA Food Pantry and BCIT Community Fridge during Convocation in June 2023. Getting acknowledged by my peers for that work and being a part of the collaborative team that supported the initiative for food access on campus means so much to me.

Hong at the BCITSA Community Fridge on campus.
Hong at the BCITSA Community Fridge on campus.

What are projects or initiatives that you have completed at the Institute that you are proud of?

Being a part of the exceptional team of both BCITSA and BCIT staff to get the Community Fridge on campus is very special to me. Big kudos to BCITSA for maintaining the fridge and the entire BCIT community for all the support to keep it stocked and supplied for the students.

Help students in need, donate to the BCITSA Food Pantry and Community Fridge.

What do you enjoy the most about working in post-secondary education?

Working in Applied Research at BCIT is so dynamic. I get to engage with industry leaders, support student initiatives, and connect with the amazing community at BCIT and the team at NRG, all in one place. I love supporting our creative food manufactures here in BC and create a space where I can engage with current industry initiatives and develop solutions to advance the food landscape.

Hong out running with her friends.
Hong out running with her friends.

Share with us how what you are passionate about outside of work. Do you have any hobbies?  

I love the outdoors and being active. I spend most of my time with my family at our cabin but when I have free time, I love going out for a run with friends.

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