BCIT-designed medical device wins red dot life sciences award

Imagine a child, sick in hospital, tubes and IV lines crisscrossing her small body. Her parents’ worry is compounded by a feeling of helplessness, of being separated from their child by the mass of medical tubing between them. Not only are the lines distressing and difficult to manage, but they also pose a strangulation risk, particularly for children aged between six and 36 months. Nevertheless, they are essential: literal lifelines for many children facing medical treatment. That was the challenge … Continued

Kwantlen’s faculty of community health studies offers creative programming that ladder from certificate to degree

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) faculty of community and health studies (CAHS) designs programming to support their graduates in the pursuit of continuing education. Once students receive a health care assistant program (HCAP) certificate, they are eligible to move into the bachelor of psychiatric nursing (BPN) degree program in semester three. In addition, BPN degree graduates can earn a dual degree by entering semester three of the bachelor of science in nursing, post baccalaureate (BSN – PB) program. The 30 week … Continued

UFV Nursing students host annual health fair

Those interested in learning about health and wellness will have the chance to garner interactive advice from UFV nursing students next week. On Friday, Oct. 19, University of the Fraser Valley fourth-year nursing students will be holding their annual health fair at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre in Abbotsford, in the section of the mall near the Dollar Giant. At the day-long event, students who are currently taking their community health nursing course will be offering free information on the following topics: … Continued


Thanks to the generous support of local philanthropist Sidney Sharman, VIU nursing students will now be able to get critical hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab to be built on the Nanaimo campus. Sharman’s donation of $350,000 combined with initial funding from Windsor Plywood ensures the funds are now secure to complete this critical project. “I think there’s no better profession to support than nursing. After all, everyone needs a nurse, from the minute they’re born, to the … Continued

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

JIBC Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) program now available through Yukon College

Keeping communities safe in Yukon JIBC Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) program now available through Yukon College JIBC has negotiated a program delivery agreement with Yukon College to offer the Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) certificate program that will allow emergency medical responders to complete their studies closer to home. “There is a keen interest from Yukon volunteer emergency medical responders to take this training,” said Doug MacKay, chair of the Education Program Committee of the Volunteer Ambulance Society. “I have nine people on a waiting … Continued

UFV opens new building at Canada Education Park in Chilliwack

The University of the Fraser Valley celebrated the latest phase in its development at the Canada Education Park in Chilliwack on Friday, May 11, by opening a new building. The building, a combination of new construction and extreme renovation, will house most of the programs and services previously located at the Chilliwack Yale Road campus. It joins the UFV Trades and Technology Centre , which has been located at the Canada Education Park since 2007. The new building at Canada Education Park is a 150,000 … 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