Research Facilities

Advanced Laboratory for Prototyping Health and Automation (ALPHA)

ALPHA is where basic experimental prototype development activities take place. The space is configured to enable our product development teams to explore and evaluate innovative ideas.
Location: CARI Building
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Advanced Prototyping Hub

APH is a full-scale prototype development laboratory, established through Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund and Western Economic Diversification funding, and industry participation.
Location: CARI Building
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Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology that Enables (CREATE)

CREATE. is a full partnership between the Neil Squire Foundation and BCIT. The Centre is a unique research facility in BC devoted to applied research and development activities related to devices, technologies and products for persons with disabilities and those recovering from injury or illness.
Location: CARI Building
Contact: Silvia Raschke
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Herbal Analysis Lab

The Herbal Analysis and Evaluation Lab is fully equipped for research-oriented investigations into a variety of areas concerning herbal medicines including the determination of toxic components and contaminants, the quantification of active and marker compounds, and the identification of constituents in medicinal preparations to assist in clinical studies.
Location: CARI Building
Contact: Paula Brown
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Industrial Instrumentation Process Lab

The BCIT Industrial Instrumentation Process Laboratory is capable of simulating a wide variety of complex control process for research testing of industrial control systems. The lab houses a fully operational distillation column, evaporator and power boiler and extensive process control equipment.
Location: NE25
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Internet Engineering Lab (IEL)

One of only four research centers of its kind in North America, BCIT's Internet Engineering Lab (IEL) is capable of emulating and testing any network configuration, from small plant floor networks to complex sets of interconnected backbone nodes of the Internet. Research conducted within the IEL focuses on the design and management of advanced networks involving layer 3/4 (TCP/IP) issues including: network security and critical infrastructure protection, conformance to standards, and network performance testing and evaluation.
Location: NE25
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The Motion Capture Lab (MCL)

TPEG’s newly acquired Motion Capture Lab (MCL) contains an experimental studio as well as a data analysis room that overlooks the studio. The MCL is equipped with state-of-the-art 3D motion analysis technology that provides researchers with the capability to capture physiological parameters such as body temperature, muscle movement, heart rate, and oxygen uptake.
Location: CARI Building
Contact: Yvette Jones
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Dr. Tong Louie Living Laboratory

The Living Lab is a joint venture between BCIT and Simon Fraser University. Designed for research and development of age and disability sensitive environments and products, the lab occupies 1500 square feet on the 7th floor of the BCIT Downtown Education Centre and contains an experimental studio, a viewing theatre and a data acquisition and analysis centre.
Location: Downtown Campus
Contact: Christine Flegal
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Technology Place

Technology Place is a three-storey building built on the BCIT Burnaby campus by Discovery Parks Inc. Designed to house high tech companies who require office and wet or dry laboratory space for research and development, the facility provides tenants with access to BCIT’s extensive resources including faculty and student expertise, and equipment and lab facilities from more than 200 technical programs. The incubation of many small and medium-sized high tech companies in one building creates synergy and an optimum environment for research and development. Discovery Parks Inc. has received an Association of University Research Parks award for excellence in research and science park development and practice.

View a list of current and former tenants of Technology Place.

Contact: Tom Douglas -  tdouglas@DiscoveryParks.com