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BCIT Applied Research designs exercise bikes for patients on dialysis

The Fraser Health Renal Program reached out to Garrett Kryt, Research Associate, MAKE+, BCIT Applied Research, to see if BCIT could assist them in making a special kind of bike...

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BCIT and Mastercard announce over $460K in funding to support students, launch the new Mastercard Chair in Digital Trust

The new Mastercard Computing Technology Awards provides direct financial assistance to BCIT students, while new Mastercard Chair in Digital Trust will expand research in the cybersecurity field. Today, the British...

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PacifiCan announced $1.9 million for BCIT’s Centre for Applied Research and Innovation

Today at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan) and...

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BCIT receives funding to expand mass timber education

People looking to excel in B.C.’s growing mass-timber sector can now access more knowledge and training opportunities at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). “Mass timber is a strong, clean building...

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BCIT alum David Katz created social recycling to fight plastic pollution and poverty

In Canada, discarded single-use plastic containers—shampoo bottles, water bottles, plastic bags—can be found everywhere, heaped in recycling bins, strewn on sidewalks, and left on park benches. For most of us...

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Innovative solutions to real-life problems

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Applied research at BCIT is exciting. It creates practical learning opportunities for BCIT’s students, provides innovative solutions to industry challenges, and produces new, commercially relevant technology products and applications.

Welcome from Dr. Kim Dotto, Dean Applied Research.

Envisioning change, advancing technology

BCIT researchers and research groups have been working with industry clients for 30 years, helping companies and organizations develop new technologies, products and services. The practical solutions range from process improvements for small SMEs to changing provincial building codes for the construction industry to a collaborative research network involving students, researchers, companies and government organizations from across Canada.