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Examples of current student research projects

Curious about the kinds of research projects undertaken by our current students? Scared that when your time comes to complete a project, it might prove too much for you? Rest assured, other students have faced similar fears and gone on to complete insightful and informative projects such as:

  • Forensic Task Automation Platform: an innovative solution for gathering valuable forensic information from multiple network service systems and correlating this data to specific events.
  • Use of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) in areas such as social networking.
  • Redefining the Investigative Process: looking at legalities that may become obstacles to the investigation process.
  • Live Memory Forensics of Instant Messaging Conversations: determining the amount of information retrievable from a computer system’s volatile Random Access Memory (RAM) pertaining to instant messaging records.
  • Forensic Analysis of Private Browsing Mechanisms: tracing internet activities where a specific browser stores the information.
  • Database Log Forensics: looking at various available logs and transaction trails for forensic analysis.
  • Using search engines as an internet investigative tool.
  • Forensic analysis of car electronic systems.

Read about a Forensic Science student who recently presented her research internationally.

The students in the Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics option of our BTech degree program also conduct hands-on research in the context of their research graduation projects. Their research is applied, and thus addresses pressing challenges in the area of digital forensics and cyber security. Current research projects include:

  • Detection and analysis of keyboard interceptor code.
  • File system interceptor forensics.
  • Anti-debug forensics.
  • Industrial network decoys.

A recent Bachelor of Technology Forensic Investigation graduate presented his research project at two international conferences.

“Outwit opponents, in a capture-the-flag kind of way”: Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity graduate James Black

“I’ve loved computers and technology all my life, I can’t remember a time when I haven’t been heavily involved with them, though they were largely kept as a hobby,” explains...

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Warning signs of incel violence: Student work presented at the American Academy of Forensic Science

“Never in my academic career would I have expected to verbally present my research in a conference” says BCIT Forensics grad Eva Ip. “It was such an incredible experience.” Eva...

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EC-Council partnership expands access to cybersecurity certification

“In this era of increasing cyber threats and attacks, there is a growing need for cybersecurity training among computer users, IT professionals, and organizations” -Jennifer Talman, Associate Dean BCIT Forensics...

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Forensic grad Valerie Tsang: “I always wanted to help keep people safe”

Valerie Tsang had earned a Bachelor of Science, and was working full time when she realized she wanted to do more. She felt she would be happier in a career...

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Finding your fit in the biochemistry and forensic science lab

Sébastien Thériault didn’t consider a career path into Biochemistry and Forensic Science until he needed to choose a major. Now that he has, he says the lab is where he...

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