Faculty, School of Health Sciences
Medical Radiography Program
Francine has extensive experience working in Diagnostic Imaging and teaching. For many years, Francine provided scientific consultation to stakeholders while leading a provincial portfolio for the BC health sector. Francine teaches Rad Sciences and Rad Anatomy and Physiology in the Medical Radiography Program, School of Health Sciences. These courses contain significant visual presentation of ionizing radiation, medical imaging equipment, and anatomy and physiology viewed in various planes.
Learning Technology Specialist
Since 2016, Daniel has worked with programs and faculty at BCIT to incorporate virtual and augmented reality exercises into the classroom to help students visualize complex course material. With colleagues Jennifer Madigan and Francine Anselmo, Daniel is co-developing guidelines for implementing VR/AR in the classroom and performing quantitative research on the efficacy of VR as a teaching tool.
Video & Digital Media Producer
Chris has over 35 years of experience in the media industry. He works as a video and digital media producer for the LTC, where he and his team create engaging instructional, informational and marketing content in many forms, including 4K Video, photography, audio production, interactive 360 VR videos, and aerial cinematography. As a technology geek, Chris embraces any new platforms for delivering media in a more immersive and creative way.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University. He works as a multimedia developer specializing in full-stack web development, providing guidance and support for the project and ensuring it meets learning objectives. In his free time, Jason enjoys photography because it allows him to capture the amazing moments of life. He is a huge believer in lifelong learning and loves being taken outside of his comfort zone.
Simulation Asset Artist
Coming from the visual effects field, Darrell has worked as a 3D generalist for two decades, with periods of specialization at various positions in development pipelines. He joined the LTC in 2018 as a look development and asset artist. He is a good-humoured guy with a positive attitude.
Supervisor, Educational Technology Services
Over the past 26 years, Bryan has taken a strategic approach to technical innovation and its appropriate use in education. He has been a key player in the introduction of all BCIT’s enterprise educational technologies and continues to champion, support and share new ideas and approaches across the institute.
Brian leads the Learning and Teaching Centre, finds resources for the simulation team, and helps define the strategic direction. Having spent over 25 years in IT and the past decade in education technology, he is passionate about determining if AR/VR is a new way to learn or just another technology that will come and go. Brian has a bachelor’s degree in Technology Management (BCIT) and an MBA from SFU.
Faculty, School of Transportation
Naveen teaches primarily in the Automotive Service Technician and Operation Diploma program, where there is a growing need for engaging and challenging learner material. He is currently completing his master’s in educational technology and learning design at SFU, with the goal of designing and implementing VR, AR and XR and other technologies for use in SoT programs.
Faculty, School of Transportation
Vince brings 40 years of experience from the railway industry into the classroom. In addition to teaching at the School of Transportation, he works with Indigenous communities throughout BC to educate and provide employment opportunities. With a background in mathematics and computer science, Vince has a passion to leverage VR as a major tool for use in education and simulation.
Instructional Development Consultant
Jennifer has over 20 years of experience as a marketer, instructor and instructional designer. In her previous role, she created and developed online and mobile learning applications. With her colleagues, she is researching the efficacy of virtual reality in teaching and learning in the classroom, while creating a framework to support and guide instructors using VR technology in the classroom.
Travis is a multimedia developer at BCIT’s Learning and Teaching Centre. He enjoys working on interactive media, whether they are deployed through the web, as a 3D desktop application, or in the realm of VR/AR. A polyglot programmer with many talents, Travis likes to work on other creative endeavours in his free time, such as creating art or dabbling in digital music.
Associate Vice-President, Education Support and Innovation
James is the executive sponsor for PRISM. He has 20 years of leadership experience in higher education, and his doctoral research is in the use of augmented and virtual reality simulation technologies to support learning and teaching. He serves as a board member of the VR/AR Association (Vancouver) and is one of the founding board members of the BC Tech Cube VR/AR studio.