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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.

Computing Industry Sponsored Student Projects: “A great reminder of why we do what we do”

Three times a year, BCIT Computing organizes Industry Sponsored Student Projects (ISSP). Students participate in what makes a BCIT Computing education special: working with a real client, on a team,...

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BCIT researcher Nancy Paris successfully defends her Doctoral Defense

BCIT Applied Research MAKE+ researcher Nancy Paris successfully defended her doctoral thesis at Royal Roads University in the College of Interdisciplinary Studies and earned her Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSci)...

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BCIT launches the Centre for the Internet of Things (IoT) to support ongoing digital transformation

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the billions of physical devices around the world that are connected to the Internet and responsible for collecting and sharing data. IoT is...

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A family history of nursing and the future of health care: BC Children’s Hospital COO and INSPIRE Campaign champion Sarah Bell says embracing possibility is key

With three generations of nurses behind her, Sarah Bell, a BCIT Nursing alumna, seemed destined to work in the noble profession herself. “Nursing is in my blood,” says Sarah, Chief...

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BCIT MAKE+ collaborates with one of 20 Most Innovative Companies to Watch

Urinary incontinence (UI) occurs when an individual loses or has weakened control over the urinary sphincter. Although not a life-threatening condition, losing control of one’s bladder is an embarrassing, inconvenient,...

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Congratulations CARI Researchers!

August 19, 2020

Two researchers at the Centre for Applied Research and Innovation (CARI) have successfully defended their Masters's thesis this spring.   Rebecca...

BCIT’s MAKE+ research group releases face shield design guidance document in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

May 4, 2020

Many individuals and small to medium sized enterprises are looking for ways to utilize their skills and equipment to help...

BCIT faculty manuscript accepted for publication in Waste and Biomass Valorization

April 9, 2020

BCIT Civil Engineering faculty Sudip Talukdar has had the paper “Hemp Waste Valorization as Biofuel and Cement Replacement in Cement...

Saving lives by bashing concrete blocks together

November 29, 2017

Blog post by student researcher: Heidi Fedorak, School of Energy Ever wonder why a place like San Francisco can go through...