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

BCIT student entrepreneurs offer free campus grocery shuttle service

BCIT School of Energy students Amanzhan Duisek and Mike Chen along with School of Business + Media student Rakhymzhan Duisek developed an innovative idea to transport students to grocery stores. Amanzhan, Mike, and Rakhymzhan are no strangers to winning innovative entrepreneurial challenges. Their first creative idea was a food selection app called Tatti Foods, which … Read more

BCIT researcher Dr. Paula Brown receives prestigious scientific award from AOAC INTERNATIONAL

Congratulations to Dr. Paula Brown, Director, British Columbia Institute of Technology Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG) and Canada Research Chair, for receiving the 2022 Harvey W. Wiley Award from AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC). The Harvey W. Wiley Award is AOAC’s highest honor for lifetime scientific achievement and recognizes Dr. Brown for her outstanding contributions … Read more

BCIT Master’s student receives research award to study in France

Conducting research abroad may be one of the most beneficial experiences for a student ­– taking in the allure and culture of a new country while having the opportunity to collaborate with international researchers. School of Energy’s Mechanical Engineering faculty Dr. Sirine Maalej, Ph.D., PEng, is a researcher in Artificial Intelligence for Energy Efficiency. She … Read more

How BCIT innovated to provide applied solutions to industry challenges

BCIT researchers and research groups have been working with industries for 30 years, helping companies and organizations develop new technologies, products, and services. Despite the evolving challenges of the pandemic this year, BCIT continued its bold pursuit of new applications and technologies to solve real-life problems. The result? An impressive list of breakthrough accomplishments and … Read more

BCIT partners with industry on virtual clean-energy training platform for First Nations communities

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), in partnership with Siemens Canada, Denesoline Corporation (Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation’s wholly-owned subsidiary), and the Digital Supercluster, is proud to announce its investment in empowering Indigenous communities by providing an online vocational training program in Clean Energy Power Plants. Many rural northern communities, such as Łutsël K’é … Read more

BCIT and BC hospital create innovative device to improve chest tube stabilization for patients

Innovative researchers and designers from BCIT MAKE+ collaborated with entrepreneurial healthcare workers from the Royal Columbian Hospital to create a revolutionary device to improve the care of patients with collapsed lungs or fluid buildup in the chest cavity. Dr. Ali Abdalvand collects ideas. The Royal Columbian Hospital emergency physician considers himself an amateur inventor, albeit … Read more