BCIT welcomes Dr. Vidya Vankayala as Director for Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is excited to welcome Dr. Vidya Vankayala as Director for the Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART) commencing February 6, 2023. With more than 30 years of experience in the utility and hi-tech sectors, Dr. Vankayala helped large utility companies in grid modernization, distribution automation, microgrid development, smart … Read more

BCIT students collaborate with YVR Innovation Hub to develop IoT water monitoring station

BCIT students joined forces with the YVR Innovation Hub to help build a water monitoring system to collect and analyse water quality in the channels around the YVR airfield. In partnership with YVR Innovation Hub, Jonathan Bassan, Director, BCIT Centre for Internet of Things (IoT), led more than 40 students from BCIT School of Energy … Read more

Dr. Jaimie Borisoff inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is excited to congratulate Dr. Jaimie Borisoff, Director, BCIT MAKE+, Applied Research, as an inductee into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony held at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC on October 25, 2022. “We were extremely honoured to have been able to pay tribute … Read more

BCIT Applied Research celebrates retirement of Hassan Farhangi, SMART Director

It is truly the end of an era here at Applied Research.  As you all know Hassan has been a research leader here at BCIT for over 15 years but today (August 31, 2022) we congratulate Hassan last day as the Director for SMART as he moves into retirement.  We will still be seeing Hassan … Read more

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