This BCIT research team is testing for ethanol levels in kombucha

Note to media: Interview opportunities available with Dr. Paula Brown. Please contact Amy Chen, 778-384-7245. High-resolution photos related to this story are available for download. Kombucha: an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage? The BCIT Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG) is collaborating with the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) to evaluate ethanol levels in … Read more

Be that person: Ask about your recycling

Maria Bushmin is a second year Marketing student who successfully landed a summer job and has continued to work part-time this Fall with the Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team at the Centre of Applied Research and Innovation (CARI). Working with Joey Dabell, Applied Research SMART Project Leader, applied research IRF Funded project which attempts to … Read more

BCIT is helping to revitalize BC with regional food hubs

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is partnering with Good to Grow, to create a regional Food Innovation Hub to support the growth and success of local food processors. Good to Grow is a company that supports food companies that care about ingredients, communities, and a vibrant local economy, through a variety of courses, … Read more

This BCIT team is building a cleaner future for northern communities

The BCIT Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART) has partnered with the Denesoline Corporation Limited to develop an efficient remote community renewable energy platform for Lutsel K’e First Nation Community in the Northwest Territories. This clean energy system will allow the community to gradually reduce their reliance on diesel, and in time move towards replacing … Read more

BCIT researchers help aging dogs regain mobility with dog wheelchair

BCIT Dog Wheelchair

Note to media: Interview opportunities available with Ann-Marie Fleming, BCIT researchers, and Lily the Pug. Please contact Amy Chen, 778-384-7245. A video of Lily using the Dog Mobility Device and high resolution photos available for download. There are approximately 5.9 million dogs in Canada with an estimated one in five dogs suffering from osteoarthritis. Aging dogs … Read more

BCIT researchers help install first EV fast-charging station in Cache Creek

EV fast-charging station in Cache Creek

On July 23, BCIT SMART Research Associate Kelly Carmichael was invited to be the “first charge” for the first DC Fast Charger at the opening ceremony in the village of Cache Creek in the Thompson-Nicola regional district of BC. This electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging station in Cache Creek has the capability of charging the average … Read more

Where does your recycling go?

An environmentally-focused workshop bringing together, students, industry experts, and researchers was held at the BCIT Center for Applied Research and Innovation (CARI) on July 9 to discuss an important topic that sparks the curiosity of many: Where Does Your Recycling Go? The purpose of the workshop focused on two objectives: identifying the critical uncertainties and … Read more

Winners announced for BCIT Student Innovation Challenge 2019

The final judging of the tenth annual BCIT Student Innovation Challenge returned on May 22 with students showcasing their innovative and entrepreneurial ideas. This annual contest attracts students with bright ideas and provides support, encouragement, and funding to support students in realizing their vision. The Challenge is managed by the Applied Research Liaison Office in collaboration with … Read more

Life changing device made possible by MAKE+

Urinary incontinence (UI) occurs when an individual loses or has weakened control over the urinary sphincter. Although not a life-threatening condition, losing control of one’s bladder is an embarrassing, inconvenient, and common problem that affects as many as 3.5 million Canadians, and of which 1.2 million are men. This medical problem also significantly affects one’s … Read more