BCIT researchers win Excellence in BC Health Care Award

For years, the BCIT Product and Process Applied Research Team (PART) has been on the cutting edge when it comes down to developing medical devices. On June 25, they were recognized for it. The BCIT PART team was instrumental in helping the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) team win the Workplace Health Innovation (Award of Merit) at the 2012 Excellence in BC Health Care Awards for their collaborative effort on creating an innovative cancer syringe. The syringe was originated by Richard Hall, an Ergonomic Advisor at the PHSA and Dennis Schweers, a … Continued

BCIT Television students in demand for live events

The BCIT Television program found several opportunities in the 2012 spring term to produce live event video for events at BCIT and around the Lower Mainland. Working in cooperation with event organizers, student and faculty volunteers have produced over 30 hours of live web-streamed video for events including FIRST Lego League Provincial Championships , Golden Ticket West Coast Cheerleading Championships, and the VEX Robotics Provincial Championships . Organizers of these events were thrilled with the extra coverage provided by the live web stream, with thousands of viewers around the world able … Continued

BCIT students awarded the 2012 APICS Fraser Valley Continuous Improvement Award

Congratulations go out to Alex Osiov, Chris Craxton, and Prativa Thapa, BCIT Business Operations Management students who were awarded the Association for Operations Management ( APICS) Fraser Valley Continuous Improvement Award. In 2011, APICS Fraser Valley partnered with BCIT’s Business Operations Management program to initiate the annual APICS Fraser Valley Continuous Improvement Award for Excellence as exhibited by Business Operations Management students in their fall business consulting projects. Student teams participating in their fall projects compete to be selected for this award. For their … Continued

BCIT researcher’s paper receives Best Paper Award from Building Simulation journal

A paper published by BCIT’s Dr. Fitsum Tariku, director of the Building Science Centre of Excellence , has received the Best Paper Award for 2011 from Building Simulation: An International Journal . The paper, entitled “Determination of indoor humidity profile using a whole-building hygrothermal model,” published in Volume 4 Issue 1 of the journal, was selected based on the nominations from the journal’s Editorial Board and the recommendation of an Award Selection Committee comprised of distinguished scholars from around the world. Receiving the Best Paper Award represents the highest distinction and recognition of a … Continued

BCIT named an ACI Outstanding University

BCIT has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Outstanding University for 2011. The ACI Award for University Student Activities was announced during ACI’s 2012 spring convention at the Opening Session and Annual Awards Program in Texas. The ACI Award was initiated to recognize post-secondary institutions that have participated in ACI programs. In the past, BCIT Civil Engineering students have attended ACI conferences and competed in ACI events such as the concrete bowling ball competition.

BCIT Marketing Association brings home gold from New Orleans

Huge congratulations are due to students from the BCIT Marketing Association (BCITMA) who brought home a number of awards and accolades at the American Marketing Association’s (AMA) 34th Annual International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, March 22 to 24. The team placed first in the case study competition, in which they presented their integrated marketing communications campaign for Pearson Textbooks’ upcoming product launch. Anita Bathe, Richard Bergen, Deanna Blyth, Jill Purse, Nicola Poskitt, Solomon Gauthier, and Kevin Murray will have their campaign adopted … Continued

BCIT Critical Care Nursing instructor presents poster, publishes paper

Congratulations are due to BCIT Instructor Lara Parker. The Critical Care Nursing faculty member recently presented a poster at the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (CACCN) Dynamics Conference in London, Ontario. Lara’s poster was entitled “Enhancing Family-Centered Care in the Intensive Care: The Family Clinical Nurse Specialist (FCNS).” The presentation generated significant discussion amongst critical care nurses at this national conference. Congratulations, Lara.