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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.

BCIT expands funding for researchers

BCIT is excited to continue to support applied research by expanding the Institute Research Funds (IRF) to Phase 2.  This additional grant will help foster the development of world-class researchers...

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BCIT delivers flexible, relevant, pandemic-resilient education

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) was built on a simple premise: that the best way to prepare students for the workforce is to provide hands-on training, in the...

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BCIT researchers receive CFI funding to continue research with the Canadian Hyper-K International collaboration

BCIT researchers Dr. Barry Pointon and Dr. Michal Aibin are collaborating with the University of Victoria, TRIUMF, and other Canadian institutions on an international project that will be Canada’s contribution...

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BCIT introduces microcredentials with the launch of three programs

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is launching its first ever microcredential programs to provide learners with an industry-focused, applied education that allows them to rapidly upskill or reskill,...

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BCIT SMART Team wins ECO Canada Community Impact Award

And the votes are in….. BCIT SMART team was awarded the 2021 ECO Canada Community Impact Award for their project on Master your EV etiquette: the Do’s and Don’ts of...

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Canada Research Chairs Area of Interest

March 16, 2021

Please pass this information on to others who may be interested. BCIT has two Tier 2 Canada Research Chair positions...

BCIT Expands Institute Research Funds to Phase 2

March 11, 2021

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

12th Round of Funding for Institute Research Funds

March 10, 2021

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

B.C. Fast Pilot Program Launch

May 8, 2020

In partnership with NRC IRAP, Innovate BC has launched the B.C. Fast Pilot Program. This initiative provides small– to medium–sized...