Sharing so others know it is possible: My data analyst journey

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Lluvia Meneses moved across a continent, began a new life in a new language, and expanded her family, but there was another challenge she planned to take on. She loved finding meaning in numbers, and she hoped to resume her career as a Data Analyst (DA). It took a lot of dedication, but in 2021 … Read more

Crime and intelligence analysis programs now offered online

As careers in crime solving move increasingly online, so BCIT’s Bachelor of Technology (BTech) and Advanced Certificate programs in Forensic Investigation: Crime and Intelligence Analysis (CIA) have followed. Canada-wide demand “We’ve had students from across Canada in our courses, so we know they appreciate the offering,” explains Ken Schulz, Interim Program Coordinator, and faculty member … Read more

Advanced Forensic Nurse Examiner Online Microcredential: 5 Questions

BCIT Forensic Health Sciences Instructor Tara Wilkie

We connected with Associate Dean Jennifer Talman to learn more about the newest BCIT Forensics microcredential, which aims to help prepare nurses who treat some of society’s most vulnerable patients. Q: Who is the Advanced Forensic Nurse Examiner (AFNE) microcredential for? Advanced Forensic Nurse Examiner is meant for Registered Nurses who have taken Forensic Nurse … Read more

New: Cybersecurity Essentials for IT Professionals

BCIT launches Canada's first Industrial Network Cybersecurity program

BCIT is offering a new microcredential (MC) in Cybersecurity Essentials for IT Professionals. We checked in with Raymond Yu, Program Coordinator, Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity, to find out more. Q: Who is the new microcredential for? RY: The new MC was designed for IT/computing workers from any business sector who might be interested in doing … Read more

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