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Innovation for a Complex World

Applied Research

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.

What are microcredentials and who are they for?

The workforce is rapidly evolving, with microcredentials emerging as a powerful tool to provide industry professionals with the knowledge and competencies for high-demand jobs. In the present, microcredentials are expanding...

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BCIT SMART team receives national award for innovation

BCIT Smart Microgrid Research Team (SMART) received the Electricity Human Resources Canada Award for Innovation in Human Resources Practices. The Electricity Human Resources Canada’s (EHRC) annual Awards of Excellence recognizes...

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BCIT Applied Research Director receives top educator award

Congratulations to Dr. Hassan Farhangi, Director, BCIT Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART), for receiving the Foresight 2022 Cleantech Top Educator Award on March 24, 2022. As a recipient of...

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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...

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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...

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NSERC introduces new Alliance International grants

December 22, 2021

NSERC has announced the launch of the Alliance International grants, a new funding stream to support Canadian university researchers working with...

NSERC and US National Science Foundation launch collaborative research funding opportunity on quantum science and artificial intelligence

December 17, 2021

Following the announcement of the formal partnership between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the US...

CFI 2023 Innovation Fund competition launched

November 29, 2021

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has launched its 2023 Innovation Fund competition. Through this competition, the CFI will invest...

13th Round of Funding for Institute Research Funds

November 18, 2021

The role of the Institute Research Funds is to allow BCIT employees to pursue research initiatives outside of the regular...