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

BCIT Researchers have received Official Method of Analysis status for cannabinoids in cannabis

Note to media: Dr. Paula Brown is available for an interview to speak about her research and the world’s first official method for analyzing cannabis. Please contact Amy Chen to schedule. The world’s first official method for analyzing cannabis  The AOAC ™ has officially approved the method of analysis for cannabis published by Dr. Paula … Read more

BCIT Researcher earns her PhD

BCIT-Dr. Elizabeth Mudge, Applied Research

Elizabeth Mudge, BCIT Researcher, earned her Doctor of Philosophy after successfully defending her PhD thesis titled Chemometrics and Metabolomics of Cannabis sativa L. through UBC Okanagan’s Department of Chemistry. The main focus of Dr. Mudge’s research explored the phytochemical diversity of cannabis strains using metabolomics to identify the impacts on breeding and domestication. Dr. Mudge has … Read more

Teaming up with Burnaby Rowing Club at the starting line

BCIT MAKE+ Team collaborates with Burnaby Rowing Club

The strength of a team lives in the hands of each team member, including those who work behind the scenes like BCIT MAKE+ team. BCIT MAKE+ team helped the Burnaby Rowing Club develop a FISA (World Rowing Federation) electronic starting system which was put to the test at the National Rowing Championships held at Burnaby Lake … Read more

How BCIT is using augmented reality to improve patient safety

BCIT uses augmented reality to improve patient safety

Sponges, tweezers, and surgical gloves are only a few types of surgical objects commonly left inside a patient after surgery. Research has reported that thousands of cases occur each year where surgical objects are unintentionally left in a patient. The effects are serious and occasionally, life-threatening. Why are surgical objects left behind in a patient, … Read more

Cannabis beverages in the brew: BCIT and UBC partner with private cannabis company

The latest cannabis innovation in the brew stems from a unique partnership between BCIT, UBC and a private cannabis company, Pacific Rim Brands. Dr. Paula Brown, director of BCIT’s Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG)  and Canada Research Chair in Phytoanalytics, and Dr. Susan Murch, who teaches chemistry at UBC Okanagan, have partnered with Pacific Rim … Read more

How BCIT MAKE+ has helped a $699M US-based Healthcare Company

For more than a decade, BCIT MAKE+, a BC-based research lab, has more than 1,900 research hours logged, 5 prototypes built, 6 project requests filed, 37 clinical volunteers recruited, and more than $185,000 worth of projects billed for a large US-based Healthcare Company worth $699 million. Why a company worth $699 million would choose BCIT … Read more

BCIT MAKE+ brings inventor’s vision to life with safer, quicker, easier way to plug in

Many Canadians are all too familiar with the block heater struggle—getting it plugged in while juggling keys and bags, connecting cords while saddled with bulky gloves, and even finding the plug in a dim garage. And those are just the things that fall into the “irritating” category. There’s also a safety element involved: if you … Read more

It’s here: BiKube, the revolutionary mobility assistive device

(Updated: March 4, 2019-BiKube is now available to the public.) After three years of development, the BiKube, a revolutionary mobility assistive device, is making its debut as of March 2019. The BiKube is a new hands-free, indoor mobility device that combines sleek design with functionality to help people with mobility challenges maintain their autonomy, stability … Read more