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Welcome to BCIT’s Polytechnic Research Institute for Simulation and Multimedia (PRISM).

As a Centre of Excellence, we are focused on developing, exploring, and researching all types of simulation that can be used to support teaching and learning. Using some of the latest emerging technologies such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR), and others, we are developing new ways for students to learn in the classroom, virtually, and in the field.

Our diverse and highly skilled team are passionate about creating new frontiers of learning using the latest technology. We are currently using simulations and multimedia elements across multiple disciplines, including health, transportation, aerospace, construction, forestry, and mining. We are also undertaking several research projects to measure the efficacy of the technology to ensure that it supports better learning outcomes and a better experience for students.

We are ideally located in the Metro Vancouver area, which is rapidly becoming a global centre of innovation and development for AR/VR technology. Check out our projects for some of the innovative initiatives we have worked on.

If you want to find out more about PRISM or would like to partner with us, contact Brian Hosier (, 604-432-8480).

How to Request a Project [PDF]

Virtual reality room.

Virtual reality room number 2.