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BCIT recognized as Top Performer by CICan ImpAct-Climate project

Congratulations to BCIT for being recognized as the number one Top Performer in a new milestone report from Colleges and Institutes Canada’s (CICan) ImpAct – Climate initiative. Released in September...

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BCIT Applied Research celebrates retirement of Hassan Farhangi, SMART Director

It is truly the end of an era here at Applied Research.  As you all know Hassan has been a research leader here at BCIT for over 15 years but...

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BCIT SMART researchers expand its electric vehicle education globally

Countries worldwide are struggling to keep up with the global shift to electric vehicle (EV) adoption. Communities face barriers, ranging from the technologies that support electric vehicle adoption to the...

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Investing in mass timber education supports clean growth

More students will get the education and skills they need to build using one of the province’s greatest natural advantages: mass timber. A new program is helping experienced carpenters, ironworkers...

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Tips on buying an electric vehicle from BCIT experts

When BCIT Technical Advisor Bryan Fair decided to invest in his first-ever electric vehicle (EV), he never imagined he would end up plugging into a whole new world of inquiry,...

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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.

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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.

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