Computing students deliver viable product to client airG: Mini-Me for major experience

four students in front of a screen showing a child-friendly rainbow and cloud image

There’s nothing that better prepares you for working on a client project than working on a client project. That’s why BCIT Computing students work on over a hundred actual client projects every year through the Industry Sponsored Student Project program (ISSP). A Computer Systems Technology (CST) project team recently took on a project for airG. … Read more

CIT students solving complex industry problems: Q&A with new grad Alex Micsoniu

Q: What did you study at BCIT and what led you here? Alex Micsoniu: I have a diploma with distinction in Computer Information Technology (CIT) from BCIT. Before BCIT, I was a Computer Science student at UBC. However, I decided to leave UBC because the topics we were learning focused heavily on theoretical subjects; not … Read more

Fariba Pacheleh, Computing PAC Chair: Five reasons to serve the tech community

Fariba Pacheleh

I sat down with Fariba Pacheleh, BCIT Computing Program Advisory Committee (PAC) Chair, to learn more about her experience as an immigrant woman in STEM and to find out what led her to be such a dedicated leader and mentor in the technology community. Choosing a tech career path After success with the extremely competitive … Read more

Identification of DNA in Cold Cases: Q&A with Expert Steen Hartsen

We sat down with DNA expert and Forensics instructor Steen Hartsen to learn about a recent case he worked on here at BCIT. Q: Tell us about the recent case of a newly-discovered airplane crash site with very old unidentified human remains. We were recently sent samples from an airplane crash in northern BC. The … Read more

Interdisciplinary analytics hackathon yields insight from data

BCIT student teams in the first round of judging at the hackathon

How can we use data to gain insight for business and society? This was the challenge facing over 125 students at this month’s BCIT Student Association (BCITSA) QDS Hacks 20. The interdisciplinary hackathon saw teams comprising computing and business students working to ideate and develop a prototype, along with a scalable business model. Real solutions … Read more

Computing students seek out applications of AI

“Generative adversarial network” and “deep convolutional neural network”: the terms sound daunting, but behind them lies potential for AI to positively impact human lives. The BCIT class of 2019 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AIML) Option students in the Computer Systems Technology Diploma program recently wrapped a year of specialty study with their project demos. … Read more

Industry Sponsored Project: Computing students help BC Coroners Service with Missing Persons Database

It’s not often that post-secondary students get to work on a project with real-world humanitarian impact. But that’s just what a group of Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma students were able to do this year. The students were taking part in their program’s Industry Sponsored Student Project (ISSP), during which a student team takes on … Read more

BCIT students triumph at Silicon Valley hackathon with medical data app

What’s it like competing in the headquarters of global tech? Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma students Dawson Verboven, Brodie Heywood, Andrei Muresan, and Chirag Fernandez spent some time this month finding out. The four students, joined by fellow developer and friend Daniel Barone, decided to take the plunge and sign up for the TechCrunch Disrupt … Read more

Eco-tech: Urban waste management solutions

It’s not the most glamourous topic, but we create waste every day. Out of sight can be out of mind, with waste streaming seemingly smoothly into municipal and industrial systems. However the alarm is being sounded – from plastics in the ocean, to landfill leachate – we need to better manage our outputs. In their … Read more