Investigating excellence: BCIT shows off Forensics research

June brought the annual Forensic Science and Technology BTech graduate research presentation day to Burnaby Campus, a showcase of the fascinating applied research happening in this varied – and often remarkable – area. At what was essentially a mini-conference, 35 students presented to an audience of peers, faculty and staff, as well as industry guests, … Read more

IT industry projects: Where opportunities for students and organizations meet

Every year Computing students get to take part in one of the experiences that makes a BCIT education special: the industry project. The projects involve working with a real client, on a team, towards a set of IT or software deliverables. Termed Industry Sponsored Student Projects (“ISSP”s), the projects offer benefits to both sponsors and students. While … Read more

DigiGirlz Day

BCIT Computing worked with Microsoft for the second year in a row to offer DigiGirlz Day to 75 metro Vancouver girls. The one-day event aims to increase the number of girls considering technical careers in an effort to address the ongoing gender imbalance in the sector. Girls try their hands at coding, get to know what … Read more

Computing students compete for attention

At Open House—which ran April 8th & 9th on the Burnaby Campus—Computing students showcased their projects for a wide range of campus visitors. Bachelor of Technology students showed off hands-on computer games in the Great Hall. They were joined by IUGO Mobile Entertainment representatives, showing a popular mobile game that our grads have worked on. Another hit display … Read more

BCIT hosts 13th birthday party for .NET BC User Group

The .NET BC User Group just celebrated its 13th anniversary at BCIT’s Downtown Campus. Founded 13 years ago on the magical date of 03/03/03, this now teenage group was formed a year after Microsoft’s .NET framework was first released, and has been hosted at BCIT ever since. At the time, it seemed that this new … Read more

Presentation Idols crowned

The finals for the annual Presentation Idol took place March 30, with eight excellent presentations from engineering students. Topics ranged from carbon capture to technological enhancements for the visually impaired. Now in its sixth year, the interdisciplinary contest enables BCIT students to showcase technical communication at its best. Tom Roemer, BCIT’s VP Academic, gave introductory remarks about the importance of … Read more

Computing Department co-hosts DigiGirlz Day with Microsoft Canada

Recently, the Computing Department teammed up with Microsoft Canada to co-sponsor Vancouver’s DigiGirlz Day. The event was organized to celebrate and encourage female students entering the technology field. About 50 female high school students from all over the metro region; a few high school teachers; and 20-plus volunteers from Microsoft, BCIT, and SAP met at … Read more

Plenty of Fish hosts Hackathon for computing students

2 days, 20 students, 5 teams, $7,000, 1 great Hackathon In early March, Plenty of Fish (POF) Media, a Vancouver-based online dating company, invited 20 of BCIT’s top computing students for a two-day Hackathon. The challenge? Build an app for a wearable tech device which aims to transform online dating. POF selected the top 20 … Read more