Futurpreneur Canada supporting BCIT student innovators

As Canada’s only national, non-profit organization providing financing, mentorship, and resources to young aspiring entrepreneurs, Futurpreneur Canada is supporting BCIT students by sponsoring the 2022 BCIT Student Innovation Challenge. Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades.   An internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a … Read more

Summer students gain practical experience in BCIT research lab

From analyzing kombucha to making food prototypes in a test kitchen these are just a few research projects BCIT’s Natural Health and Food Products Group (NRG) research students experienced this summer. The Applied Research’s Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG) successfully obtained funding through Eco Canada and Canada Summer Jobs to hire three … Read more

BCIT alumnus-turned-instructor supports students in innovative ideas

After more than two decades in supporting students in thinking outside-the-box and turning their sustainability innovations into reality, BCIT School of Construction and the Environment alumnus Donald Yen is contributing $15,000 to award student winners over the next three years to support the BCIT Student Innovation Challenge. Donald Yen served as an instructor, program developer, … Read more

BCIT shines a light on how IoT is changing the world

We live in a data-driven world and this data is changing the way we work and live. Using IoT devices to manage water supply in Kenya. Families walk miles a day to find a dry water pump, they can now view local water pumps on a phone or desktop dashboard telling them which facility has … Read more

BCIT partners with YVR Innovation Hub as living lab for IoT

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is establishing an Innovation Hub, a centre for excellence to spur innovation and drive growth across the region. YVR has partnered with BCIT Centre for Internet of Things to obtain technical expertise, specifically a living lab for students and faculty to research new processes and technology from a wide variety of … Read more

BCIT researcher Dr. Paula Brown awarded the ABC Norman R. Farnsworth Award

The 2021 American Botanical Council (ABC) Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award has been presented to Dr. Paula Brown, Director, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG) and Canada Research Chair, at the 16th annual Celebration and Botanical Excellence Awards Virtual Ceremony on May 25, 2021. … Read more

Nourishing Innovation contest seeks ideas from students to improve food security on campus

The British Columbia Institute of Technology, in partnership with Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Island University, and the University of Northern British Columbia launched the Nourishing Innovation: Campus Nutrition and Food Security Contest on May 6, 2021. This contest is open to all current students at SFU, BCIT, UNBC, and VIU to develop innovative solutions to … Read more

The next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs: 2021 BCIT Student Innovation Challenge winners

Exciting and diverse student submissions were received for the 2021 BCIT Student Innovation Challenge. Ranging from a real-time orca detection system, tea bagless tea, brain-computer interface system, to a company that focuses on sustainable designs for home renovation. This annual contest attracts students with bright ideas and provides support, encouragement, and funding to support students … Read more

BCIT awarded $1.7 million to address barriers to electric vehicle adoption

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, an investment of more than $1.7 million to the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) to address barriers to electric vehicle (EV) adoption. “Canadians want greener options to get to where they need to go. We’re making EVs more affordable … Read more

BCIT receives CICan Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award

Congratulations to BCIT Applied Research for receiving Gold in the Applied Research and Innovation Excellence category of the 2021 Awards of Excellence presented by the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan). Dr. Kim Dotto, Dean, Applied Research and Centre for Research and Innovation, accepted the award at the CICan 2021 Connection Virtual Conference on April 26. … Read more