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The School of Health Sciences Research Committee was established in the Summer of 2011 to support the advancement of Applied Research and Development within the School and at BCIT, consistent with the Institution’s mission and mandate statements, and the Terms of Reference for BCIT School and Institute Research Committees.


The committee’s objectives can be summarized as follows:

  • Liaise with other School Research Committees and Research Groups, and the Institute Research Committee, and with external institutions to facilitate co-operative efforts.
  • Evaluate research proposals in both preliminary and final stages of development.
  • Advocate for faculty research interests and needs.
  • Develop through a consultative process, the emergence of research themes, centres, and strategies that advance research and related areas of academic programming.

Committee members


Shan Satoglu, BSc, MBA
Program Head, Healthcare Management Department


Harroop Sharda RN MSN PhD Candidate
Scholarship Development Lead, Nursing

Joan Shellard, BSc, PhD (Microbiology & Immunology)
Research Faculty & Instructor, Biotechnology

Kristi McIntosh , BSc, DiplT, MPH, PhD, RET, REEG/EPT, RT(EMG), RNCST, CNIM
Program Head, Electroneurophysiology

Lisa Chu, BHE, CHE, MBA
Dean, School of Health Sciences

Michelle House Kokan, RN, MSN, EdD, CCNC(C), CCNE (she/hers)
Faculty Development Lead, Specialty Nursing

Preseedha Menon, RN, MN
Faculty, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Sarah McLeod, BSc, PhD
Faculty &  Research Scientist, Biotechnology

Committee Intranet

School of Health Sciences “Sharespace”: School Research Committee (Login with your BCIT Employee ID)