“Outwit opponents, in a capture-the-flag kind of way”: Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity graduate James Black

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“I’ve loved computers and technology all my life, I can’t remember a time when I haven’t been heavily involved with them, though they were largely kept as a hobby,” explains James Black, graduating this spring with his Bachelor of Technology – Forensic Investigation, Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option. James took some time before finding his … Read more

From developing quantum-inspired software to the classroom: Get to know Maryam Tanha

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Dr. Maryam Tanha’s research and work projects read like news headlines: critical infrastructure security, intelligent transportation systems, android malware detection. “Information and communication technologies (ICT) affect almost every aspect of our lives,” says Maryam. “We’re interacting with other people using social networks or email, we use online resources to learn new skills, we use navigation … Read more

Warning signs of incel violence: Student work presented at the American Academy of Forensic Science

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“Never in my academic career would I have expected to verbally present my research in a conference” says BCIT Forensics grad Eva Ip. “It was such an incredible experience.” Eva just graduated from the Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option) Bachelor of Technology program. She transferred into the program after initially studying criminology and linguistics. Why … Read more

Students win by building community with tech

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Computer Systems Technology (CST) students took home a number of awards at the recent nwPlus cmd-f hackathon for their webapp LinkAge. The team of Alissa Graham, Cindy Liu, Deanna Lepke, and Melanie Ta earned three sponsor awards: 1st place for TELUS’ Leverage technology to support social sustainability and community building, Most Creative Use of Twilio, … Read more

EC-Council partnership expands access to cybersecurity certification

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“In this era of increasing cyber threats and attacks, there is a growing need for cybersecurity training among computer users, IT professionals, and organizations” -Jennifer Talman, Associate Dean BCIT Forensics has partnered with the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (“EC-Council”), an accredited certification body, to offer access to certification courses in cybersecurity. The courses are … Read more

Communication for Team-based Collaboration: New badge offering

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BCIT’s Communication Department is offering a new badge in Communication for Team-based Collaboration, created by faculty member Lisa Allen. Learn more about the badge in our Q&A with Lisa – maybe it could help you or your team! Q: Tell me a bit about your background and what you teach. Lisa: My background is in communication, … Read more

Embedded at Microsoft: Computing’s Trevor Lord reports back

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BCIT is known for its connections to industry and ensuring that grads come out ready to integrate into their workplace. But while established connections to industry, like Program Advisory Committees, are great for keeping curriculum current, sometimes an instructor takes some time to get the feel of industry from the inside. Trevor Lord (TL), BCIT … Read more

Computing welcomes new Associate Dean: Get to know Donna Turner

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“It’s with great pleasure that I announce that SoCAS has successfully filled the position of Associate Dean of Computing with one of our very own!” announced Dean Hildebrand, Dean, School of Computing & Academic Studies (SoCAS). Donna Turner is already known by many at BCIT as Program Head, Student Success for the Computer Systems Technology … Read more

How we decide: BCIT Mathematics’ Stefan Lukits

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You’ve been trying to get into the Vancouver real estate market. You’ve found a place that you like and can afford: how much should you offer in your bid? You are a public health official advising lawmakers on lockdown measures in a pandemic: how far should the government go in constraining individual freedoms in order … Read more

Studying part time to succeed in the Canadian workplace: Three pieces of advice from Hans Hwang

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Hans Hwang relocated to Canada from China in 2015. He brought 20 years of experience as a software developer specializing in Quality Assurance (QA) and testing, and held a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science. Nevertheless, in Canada, he struggled with finding local employment. He was lucky to be able to work remotely for a past … Read more