BCIT receives funding to build better wheelchairs and reveal the secrets of the cosmos   

On behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport of Canada and Quebec Lieutenant, announced more than $515 million in funding for research infrastructure through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).   BCIT is among the 32 post-secondary institutes and research hospitals, as well … Read more

BCIT hosts Pitch and Plate to foster innovation in BC’s food industry

The BCIT commitment to fostering innovation in the food industry was on full display last week as the Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG) and BCIT Corporate Services, in collaboration with Feed BC and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, hosted the seventh annual Pitch and Plate event at the BCIT Burnaby Campus. … Read more

Let your bright ideas shine: The 2024 BCIT Student Innovation Challenge is on

The 2024 BCIT Student Innovation Challenge has officially launched, and we are calling out to all aspiring visionaries, problem-solvers, and changemakers. This is your chance to showcase your ideas, unleash your creativity, make a difference in the world, and potentially win a cash prize. The goal of the Student Innovation Challenge is to create an … Read more

Three online courses to get in-demand skills in IoT and 3D printing

In an ever-evolving job landscape, British Columbia (BC) anticipates about one million job openings within the next decade, with 75% of those jobs requiring post-secondary training. To thrive in a rapidly changing workforce with innovative technology advancements, it is important for professionals to cultivate transferable skills. Here are three online courses offering in-demand and cutting-edge … Read more

BCIT Applied Research hosts workshop on 3D printing in assistive technology

BCIT Applied Research hosts 3D printing in assistive technology workshop

Earlier this fall, BCIT Applied Research hosted 3D Printing in Assistive Technology, a two-day workshop focused on the opportunities and challenges of incorporating 3D printing in the fields of prosthetics, orthotics, and assistive devices. With more than 85 clinicians, students, researchers, and industry partners in attendance, the event succeeded in bringing together diverse industry experts … Read more

Students gain valuable work experience with Natural Health Products Applied Research Group

This summer, BCIT Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG) hosted three exceptional students from the BCIT Food Technology Diploma program, as well as the Honours in Biotechnology program. NRG, a long-time supporter of the Biotechnology co-operative education program, has been hiring BCIT summer students for over 20 years. “Students actively participate in NRG’s … Read more

BCIT awarded NSERC Discovery Grant for research on lipid digestion and satiety

BCIT Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG) researcher Dr. Anika Singh has been awarded a 5-year NSERC Discovery Grant of $177,500 for her research on lipid digestion and human satiety. Dr. Singh’s project aims to establish new knowledge that will help improve public health and lay the foundation for future research into other … Read more

PacifiCan announced $1.9 million for BCIT’s Centre for Applied Research and Innovation

Today at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan) and the Honourable Terry Beech, Minister of Citizens’ Services announced support of over $1.9 million for BCIT’s Centre for Applied Research and Innovation (CARI) to establish … Read more

2023 BCIT Student Innovation Challenge Winners

We are proud to announce the winners of the 2023 BCIT Student Innovation Challenge in recognition of outstanding achievements in the categories of Applied Research, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability. Applied Research First place ($5000)  was awarded to the School of Energy students Laurel Kinahan and Jacob Doyle for their innovative project, “IHearU.” The team’s novel device uses … Read more

BCIT Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion receives funding from Canada Research Chairs program to address systemic barriers

The BCIT Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion Office has been awarded $50,000 by Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) to address systemic barriers. This $50,000, investment combined with BCIT’s commitment of $12,500, will be used to assist BCIT with responding to the Accessible British Columbia Act (ABCA) and will provide for the ability to hire an EDI … Read more