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photo of jason chien asian black short spiky hair grey sweatshirt.Jason Chien
Coordinator, VSM Team
Jason is the team coordinator for the Virtual Simulation and Multimedia (VSM) team, and he is also the project coordinator for all the multimedia and simulation applications. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University. Moreover, he started his career as a full-stack web developer with over 5 years of web development experience. In his free time, Jason enjoys photography because it allows him to capture unique moments of life. He is a huge believer in lifelong learning and loves being taken outside of his comfort zone.

photo of ryan friend brown ear length hair light beard around the face with black glassesRyan Friend
Simulation Asset Artist, VSM Team
Ryan works in the VSM team as a simulation asset artist. With over 8 years of game development experience, Ryan is responsible for the development of 3D objects and environments in the Learning and Teaching Centre. Having worked with mobile device applications, he strives to increase the quality level of new assets developed while making sure they are optimized enough to run well on VR and web programs. Ryan is a graduate of The Art Institute of Vancouver’s program for 3D Modeling for Animation and Games.

photo of lance men black short curly hair earbud on wearing white hoodieLance Men
Multimedia Developer, VSM Team
Lance is a member of the VSM team in the Learning and Teaching Center, working as a multimedia developer specializing in backend development. He holds a Master of Cybersecurity degree from the New York Institute of Technology. Lance loves tackling problems and taking on new challenges. Besides work, Lance has a variety of hobbies, such as video editing, and photography. He is an open-minded individual who has a very positive and supportive attitude.

photo of daniel block semi bald with black hair black rimmed glasses black beard and mustache.Daniel Block
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.

photo of chris cambon grey blond short hair black hoodie.Chris Cambon
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.

 

Photo of Bryan Fair man brown hair with brown mustache and goatee yellow black white checked shirt under a beige jacket rimless glasses.Bryan Fair
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.

photo of brian hosier bald man with blue eyes black suit jacket over a white dress shirt.Brian Hosier
Director
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.

photo of james rout light brown wavy hair with light brown beard and mustache with black rimmed glasses grey suit jacket over a white dress shirt with black tie.James Rout
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.

photo of ramin shadmehr with black short hair in black sweater with short rounded bear.Ramin Shadmehr
Program Head and Faculty, Digital Design and Development
Ramin is a technical artist, Unreal authorized instructor, project manager, and educator. He started his career at Electronic Arts in 2005 and has built up more than 15 years of experience working for various studios in the game, VFX, and application development industries. He also developed two technical arts programs at BCIT, which he leads and teaches into. Areas of expertise include game design and development, cross-platform applications, 3D modeling animation, VFX and dynamics, and virtual and augmented reality. Ramin is the co-founder of Techies of Tomorrow, an initiative that promotes inclusion and diversity in the tech sector.

photo of naveen jit brown hair with blue and white dress shirt.Naveen Jit
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.

photo of vince jones with light brown hair blue shirt smiling without teeth showing.Vince Jones
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.

photo of jennifer madigan asian below the shoulders black hair smiling with teeth showing black shirt.Jennifer Madigan
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.