Identifying genes to help with climate change

There is a global effort focused on mitigating the impacts of climate change on agricultural crops, particularly the reduction in yield associated with hotter, drier climates. Researchers and students at BCIT are working on understanding how plants like corn and Setaria with C4-type photosynthesis are more drought tolerant than C3-type plants like rice and wheat. … Read more

Master your EV etiquette: the Do’s and Don’ts of EV charging

We live in a rapidly changing world, supported by rapidly changing technologies. It takes time to develop social norms around the use of new technology; the use of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station is one example. Until becoming accustomed to new electric fuel, new EV drivers risked feeling “range anxiety” and a need to … Read more

Examining the impact of COVID-19 on individuals with spinal cord injury

COVID-19 has disrupted the daily structure and life routines of people all over the world including many individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). The changes in daily activities, how the individual feels about these changes, and what is effective in managing these changes is not well understood. This has led to considerable adjustments on how … Read more

BCIT students evaluating air quality with IoT devices

Technology is advancing every second of the day. This spring, four BCIT Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma students learned how the Internet of Things (IoT) can collect and exchange data. They were intrigued by what they found. Through a four-week long Industry Sponsored Student Projects program (ISSP), these students worked with their clients Jonathan Bassan, … Read more

Breakthrough development: a game-changing self-calibrating quantum sensor for vacuum measurement

Dreams of harnessing quantum mechanics to realize secure communications, exponentially powerful computational machines, novel materials, and enhanced sensing modalities have inspired entirely new research fields in the 21st century. Among them, quantum metrology – the scientific study of measurement enhanced with quantum mechanics – holds the promise to advance accuracy and precision of measurements at … Read more

Experts provide recommendations in response to the global ventilator shortage

BCIT MAKE+ Director joins expert team in providing recommendations in response to the global ventilator shortage

Mechanical ventilators are important medical equipment that provide life-saving respiratory support for patients with moderate to severe COVID-19. While the use of ventilators could prevent as many as tens of thousands of deaths in well-resourced countries and millions in low- and middle-income countries, the shortage of ventilators across the globe is a major and complex … Read more

BCIT Applied Research 2020 Cleantech Award Winner

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre awarded BCIT Applied Research and the Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team the 2020 Cleantech Educational Institution Award at the inaugural Cleantech Awards Show at the Globe 2020 Forum in Vancouver on February 11, 2020. Foresight 1st annual BC Cleantech Awards award program celebrates organizations and thought leaders from throughout the BC … Read more

BCIT SMART NuGrid Medium Voltage Testing Laboratory completed

The Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART) NuGrid Medium Voltage Testing Lab is now complete and ready for use. The lab is located at the BCIT Centre for Applied Research and Innovation In 2015, the BCIT SMART team and Vancouver based NuGrid Power Corporation received funding from the BC Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund  and the … Read more

AAPLEwalk™: BCIT designs exercise machine for people with disabilities

BCIT designs AAPLEwalk, an exercise machine for people with disabilities

The BCIT Rehabilitation Engineering Design Lab (REDLab) designed a prototype of a revolutionary exercise machine for people with disabilities. This exercise machine, AAPLEwalk™, is the first of its kind in the world and is now ready for user testing. Many of the exercise machines designed for use by people with mobility impairments require the user … Read more

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