BCIT SMART researchers expand its electric vehicle education globally

Countries worldwide are struggling to keep up with the global shift to electric vehicle (EV) adoption. Communities face barriers, ranging from the technologies that support electric vehicle adoption to the fundamentals of how electric vehicles work With these barriers, professionals across sectors are faced with complex questions about the adoption and integration of EV into … Read more

BCIT recognized for outstanding contribution by international federation

The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) honoured BCIT Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships and BCIT Applied Research with two prestigious Awards of Excellence. The WFCP Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding contributions from institutions whose exceptional initiatives strengthen applied learning and research outcomes. BCIT Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships was awarded Gold for the Indigenous Education … Read more

BCIT researchers develop blueprint to retrofit EV chargers into multi-unit residential buildings

The BCIT Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART) successfully developed a blueprint to retrofit 20 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations into three multi-unit residential buildings (MURBS). This research project aimed to design an efficient and scalable plan to install EV charging stations in existing condominiums and rental apartments in the Greater Vancouver area. The SMART … Read more

Fiercely competitive projects win big at the 2022 BCIT Student Innovation Challenge

The BCIT Student Innovation Challenge, now in its 13th year, announced the 2022 winners at the awards ceremony that took place on May 25, 2022 at the Burnaby campus. This annual contest attracts students with bright ideas and provides guidance, encouragement, and funding from industry and faculty to support students in realizing their vision. The … Read more

BCIT SMART team receives national award for innovation

BCIT Smart Microgrid Research Team (SMART) received the Electricity Human Resources Canada Award for Innovation in Human Resources Practices. The Electricity Human Resources Canada’s (EHRC) annual Awards of Excellence recognizes and highlights the outstanding achievements of those at the forefront of industry HR best practices and leadership. Bruce Harris, EHRC Board Member, presented the award … Read more

BCIT Applied Research Director receives top educator award

Congratulations to Dr. Hassan Farhangi, Director, BCIT Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART), for receiving the Foresight 2022 Cleantech Top Educator Award on March 24, 2022. As a recipient of the Top Educator Award, Dr. Farhangi is recognized for his leading, innovative, and collaborative approach to education in cleantech. Foresight is Canada’s Cleantech accelerator, bringing … Read more

BCIT Applied Research announces new MAKE+ Director

BCIT Applied Research is excited to announce that Dr. Jaimie Borisoff has been appointed Director for the MAKE+ research team. With more than ten years of proven research leadership as a Canada Research Chair, Dr. Jaimie Borisoff brings a wealth of knowledge and a fresh perspective. “Jaimie has all the right attributes to ensure the … Read more

BCIT researchers analyse poisonous sand ginger

In early February, a small number of poisoning cases in the Fraser Health region ended up in the hospital after consuming a meal made with a product labeled as “sand ginger powder”. Symptoms included cardiovascular illness, vomiting, and dizziness. Based on the circumstances and reported symptoms the BC Drug and Poison Information Centre suspected the … Read more

World-leading construction company supports student innovation

EllisDon, an employee-owned Canadian construction company based in London, Ontario, is helping to bring student ideas to life by sponsoring the BCIT Student Innovation Challenge. The BCIT Student Innovation Challenge helps to create an inclusive space for innovation and encourages students to turn their bright ideas into business plans and prototypes, which may eventually be commercialized. For … Read more

BCIT students and researchers connect through multi-institution Student Collaboration Initiative

For the past two years, there has been a significant shift in the way students and researchers manage their research. Many students used only video conferencing to conduct their research or complete their co-op work terms as the physical collaboration was not possible due to safety guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last summer, members of … Read more