Computing students develop apps to make life better

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Faculty launched the annual intense May project for first year Computer Systems Technology Diploma students with the theme Conflict and Dialectic. “We know students are thinking about the conflict and tension in the world right now, whether extreme weather, global unrest including war and disinformation, mental unrest, or rising commodity prices,” explains Carly Orr, BCIT … Read more

From DNA sequencing at Children’s Hospital to leading-edge biotech, Forensic student shares co-op experiences

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“I loved the idea of learning the technical aspects of biochemistry, but applying it to real world situations with forensic science.” – Christine McCulloch We caught up with Christine McCulloch, currently in her fourth year of the Bachelor of Science Combined Honours in Biochemistry and Forensic Science to hear about her recent co-op experiences and … Read more

One-of-a-kind experience competing nationally: Computing student Princeton Dychinco

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Princeton Dychinco just returned from competing nationally at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) DeepRacer WildCard Race in Ottawa. We checked in to learn more about his experience at the event, and in his Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma program. After completing a degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University, Princeton found himself working in tech … Read more

“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: Who is the new Communication for Team-based Collaboration badge for? Lisa: This badge is for anyone looking … 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