Thriving in cybersecurity software development: Two Computing grads check in

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With cybersecurity continually grabbing headlines, employment in the field is growing and evolving. BCIT works to support this thriving domain by graduating students from a range of cybersecurity programs. We caught up with two BCIT Computing grads to learn more about their careers, and how they feel about their work. They both started jobs as … Read more

Finding your fit in the biochemistry and forensic science lab

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Sébastien Thériault didn’t consider a career path into Biochemistry and Forensic Science until he needed to choose a major. Now that he has, he says the lab is where he plans to stay. Sébastien is one of the first cohort of UBC/BCIT Combined Honours Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Biochemistry and Forensic Science students. The … Read more

Computer forensics career: Q&A with grad Celia Lee

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We caught up with grad Celia Lee, who is now working in computer forensics with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Celia told us about her educational path, and updated us on her career so far. Which BCIT, or other, post-secondary programs did you take? CL: I first completed a diploma in Computer Information Technology (CIT), … Read more

Love Your Planet: Technology for climate awareness

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With the help of BCIT Computing students, Love Your Planet Foundation (LYPF) is developing a web and mobile social media platform to raise awareness around current climate change action and legislation. Since October 2019, LYPF has participated in Computing’s Industry Sponsored Student Program (ISSP) as a project client. Do you have a student project idea? … Read more

Creating a sustainability app: So much more than writing code

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The first year of the Computer Systems Technology Diploma culminates in an end-to-end app building term where students combine everything they’ve learned to work on an actual product. Tackling the climate emergency This year this 5-week full time May project term was launched with help from guest speakers Brad Badelt of the City of Vancouver, … Read more

BCIT: The differentiator in a secure career

It’s almost a new world in industry, with challenges and risks unknown just a few years ago. BCIT Forensics grad Gary Schoenhaar sits at the nexus of such corporate threats, as FortisBC’s Corporate Security Manager. His passion drives him to continuously learn and grow so his organization can continue to provide safe and reliable energy … Read more

Technovation GirlsBC Showcase: BCIT students mentoring the next generation of changemakers

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After a busy four months, the Technovation GirlsBC projects are ready for viewing. We caught up with BCIT project lead Erika Ram last month to learn more about this BCIT Computing community outreach activity. Every year, Technovation inspires and empowers girls to build and leverage technology to positively impact their communities. With the support of … Read more

A fascination with lasers meets a scientific mystery: Physics Department’s Alex Khramov on ground-breaking research

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It’s not often you get to be on a team whose work makes the cover of Nature, but BCIT Physics faculty member Dr. Alexander Khramov had just that honour last month. Alex is a member of the Antihydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus – ALPHA – scientific collaboration, which studies antimatter. The group has developed an antimatter … Read more

What it takes to be a great engineer: It might not be what you think

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When you think of engineering, you might think about applied math and physics, design, or complicated tools, and processes. You might be surprised to learn that a successful engineer requires much more than these skills. In fact, the Engineers Canada Accreditation Board’s list of desirable graduate attributes are skills that round out the core engineering … Read more

Technovation Girls: Q&A with BCIT Computing’s Erika Ram

The gender gap in STEM fields continues to be of concern. According to Statistics Canada, the shortage of women in STEM is detrimental to women, as jobs in the areas of science and technology – including engineering and computer science – are among the highest-paying and fastest-growing jobs. Greater diversity in the field also strengthens … Read more