The British Columbia Institute of Technology , is a public polytechnic institution of higher education located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. The polytechnic has five campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region, with the main campus in Burnaby. There is also the aerospace campus in Richmond, the marine campus in the City of North Vancouver, the Great Northern Way, and Downtown campus in Vancouver. It is provincially chartered through legislation in the College and Institute Act.BCIT was first established as the British Columbia Vocational School in 1960. When BCIT opened its Burnaby campus in 1964, initial enrollment was 498 students. As of 2013, enrollment has grown to 17,453 full-time students and 29,224 part-time students. Since its foundation, the institution has been home to over 125,000 alumni. Wikipedia.
News Article | March 1, 2017
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 1, 2017) - Independence Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:IGO) ("Independence" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Terry Salman to its Board of Directors. Mr. Salman has been a leader in financing junior exploration and mid-cap to large mining companies over the past 35 years. He began his career at Nesbitt Thomson in 1973, rising from a Research Analyst to Executive Vice-President and Director. At Nesbitt Thomson, Terry helped create the first mining team and established Nesbitt Thomson's first gold conference which ultimately became BMO's Global Metals & Mining Conference. Terry left Nesbitt in 1994 to form Salman Partners, where he was President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Director of Research. For 22 years, Salman Partners was a leading resource based investment dealer known for its high-quality research and integrity. Salman Partners helped raise $20 billion for more than 400 companies. Currently, Terry is President & CEO of Salman Capital Inc., an investment advisory and merchant banking firm. In addition to his highly successful career, Terry has tirelessly devoted his services to many community organizations, including fundraising for the Britannia Mine Museum, sitting on the Government of Canada's Expert Panel on Securities Regulations and serving as Chair of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. Mr. Salman also served as Chairman of the Vancouver Public Library Foundation for sixteen years and is currently Chairman Emeritus, was Chairman of St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, he was a Director of the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada and a past Director of the Canadian Stem Cell Network. In 2009, he was awarded a Doctor of Technology "honoris causa" by the British Columbia Institute of Technology. In recognition of his outstanding volunteer contributions, Terry Salman was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, and in 2017 received the Murray Pezim award from the Association for Mineral Exploration BC for his remarkable career in the Canadian mining financial industry. In addition, the Company announces the granting of incentive stock options to certain directors, officers and employees to purchase up to 2,200,000 common shares under the Company's Incentive Stock Option Plan. The options will be granted for a period of five year commencing on March 1, 2017, exercisable at a price of $0.25 per share. Independence Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:IGO) is a well-financed mineral exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, with a portfolio of projects in the Yukon and the 3Ts Project in British Columbia. The Company's holdings range from early stage grassroots exploration to advanced-stage resource expansion. For additional information, please visit the Company's website www.ingold.ca. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
News Article | February 23, 2017
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - Benz Mining Corp. (the "Company" or "Benz") (NEX:BZ.H), is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement of up to 4,166,666 units (each, a "Unit") at a price of $0.12 per Unit, for gross proceeds of up to $500,000 (the "Private Placement"). Each Unit consisting of one common share in the capital of the Company (each a "Share") and one whole common share purchase warrant (each a "Warrant"). Each Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one Share (a "Warrant Share") at a price of $0.15 per Warrant Share for a period of 24 months following closing. The net proceeds from the Private Placement will be used to fund the identification and completion of a mineral property transaction and working capital. All of the Shares issued pursuant to the Private Placement will be subject to a four-month hold period from the date of issue. The Private Placement is subject to approval from the NEX board of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange"). The Company is also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Konnert to the Company's board of directors and to the management team in the capacity of VP Finance & Corporate Development. Mr. Konnert will be responsible for directing the Company's efforts relating to project acquisition, capital raising and capital markets awareness. Mr. Konnert has nearly a decade of experience in the natural resources industry, specifically in executing successful corporate development and capital market strategies for leading mining companies. Mr. Konnert started his career with Pretium Resources in investor relations following their $265 million IPO, then moved to the role of Associate with Advanture Capital Partners, a mining focused merchant bank. Following that, he spent three years with Riverside Resources, a prospect generator. Most recently in a development role, Mr. Konnert helped grow SNL Financial's Metals and Mining arm, the industry's largest database, research and consulting group, toward their $2 billion merger with Standard and Poor's Capital IQ. After the sale of SNL, Mr. Konnert formed Mine Capital Corp., a private equity partnership, which acquires and develops mining assets. Mr. Konnert's specific skill set includes comprehensive investor communication, capital raising, restructuring and taking companies to market. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University and a Diploma in Entrepreneurship British Columbia Institute of Technology. After giving effect to the Private Placement, the Company will have an aggregate of 6,474,772 common shares issued and outstanding. On behalf of the Board of Directors of Benz Mining Corp. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the accuracy or adequacy of this release.
Wasan E.K.,British Columbia Institute of Technology
PLoS neglected tropical diseases | Year: 2010
To develop an oral formulation of amphotericin B (AmB) that is stable at the temperatures of WHO Climatic Zones 3 and 4 (30-43 °C) and to evaluate its efficacy in a murine model of visceral leishmaniasis (VL). The stability testing of four novel oral lipid AmB formulations composed of mono- and di-glycerides and pegylated esters (iCo-010 to iCo-013) was performed over 60 d and analyzed by HPLC-UV. In addition, the four formulations were incubated 4 h in fasted-state simulated intestinal fluid. AmB concentration was measured spectrophotometrically and emulsion droplet diameter was assessed by dynamic light scattering. Antileishmanial activity of iCo-010 was evaluated at increasing oral doses (2.5 to 10 mg/kg) in a murine model of VL. AmB stability in the lipid formulation (iCo-010) was >75% over 60 days. After 4 h in fasted-state simulated intestinal fluid, AmB concentration was >95%. iCo-010 demonstrated significant efficacy when orally administered to VL-infected mice bid for five days (inhibition of 99%, 98%, and 83% at 10, 5 and 2.5 mg/kg compared to the vehicle control). In addition, the qd dose of 20 mg/kg provided 96% inhibition compared to the vehicle control. The oral AmB formulation iCo-010 is stable at the temperatures of WHO Climatic Zones 3 and 4 (30-43 °C). iCo-010 showed excellent antileishmanial activity at both 10 mg/kg po bid for 5 days (<99% reduction in parasitic infection) and 20 mg/kg po qd for 5 days (95% inhibition when compared to control).
Farhangi H.,British Columbia Institute of Technology
IEEE Power and Energy Magazine | Year: 2010
Smart grid that allows pervasive control and monitoring is emerging as a convergence of information and communication technology with power system engineering. A smart grid accommodates a wide variety of generation options such as central, distributed, and mobile empowering consumers to interact with the energy management system to adjust energy use and reduce energy costs. A smart grid is a self-healing system that predicts looming failures and takes corrective action to avoid problems. A smart grid uses IT to continually optimize the use of its capital assets while minimizing operational costs. A smart microgrid network can operate in both grid-tied as well as islanded modes integrating the components including that it incorporates power plants capable of meeting local demand as well as feeding the unused energy back to the electricity grid and makes use of local and distributed power-storage capability. The advent of these smart microgrids and the degree of their interplay and integration will play vital role in rapidly escalating smart grid capabilities and requirements.
Farhangi H.,British Columbia Institute of Technology
IEEE Power and Energy Magazine | Year: 2014
Smart grid-related blogs, newsletters, and conferences have endured numerous debates and discussions around the issue of whether or not the smart grid is being integrated correctly. While most debates focus on approach, methodology, and the sequence of what needs to be done, there is insufficient discussion about what is actually meant by ?smart grid integration.? This article attempts to present a holistic view of smart grid integration and argues for the importance of developing system integration ?maps? based on a utility?s strategic smart grid road map. © 2014 IEEE.
British Columbia Institute of Technology | Date: 2011-05-26
An apparatus and method that can measure flux density in-situ under high vacuum conditions includes a means for confining a collection of identical, elemental sensor particles to a volume of space by initial cooling by laser or another method, then confinement in a sensor volume using externally applied magnetic and/or optical fields.
British Columbia Institute of Technology | Date: 2011-08-04
An air flow deflector comprising (a) a deflector body having an outer surface, the deflector body providing an air passage extending through an inlet, a throat and an outlet, the size of the inlet is greater that the size of the throat; (b) a pair of channels provided between the inlet and the outlet and each of the pair of channels having a venturi profile; and (c) an outlet portion of the air flow deflector provided between the throat and the outlet to provide a gradual transition between the throat and the outlet; wherein the air flow deflector increases an air flow velocity of air entering said inlet.
British Columbia Institute of Technology | Date: 2013-11-01
A mobility system includes a wheeled base, an exoskeleton assembly, and a docking assembly arranged to support the exoskeleton assembly on the wheeled base. The exoskeleton assembly has an upper torso portion, upper leg portions pivotal relative to the torso portion and lower leg portions pivotal relative to respective ones of the upper leg portions. The docking assembly is operable to couple the exoskeleton assembly to the wheeled base in a sitting position. The seating surface in the sitting position and the position control motors for operating the exoskeleton from sitting to standing are all separable from the wheeled base together with the exoskeleton assembly. Alternatively, extensible links may dock the standing exoskeleton to the wheeled base so that the base can trail the exoskeleton through a walking motion.
News Article | February 28, 2017
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 28, 2017) - Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) today announced that Bombardier has donated a CRJ100 aircraft to be used in BCIT's Aerospace programs. It is Bombardier's first donation of a commercial aircraft to an educational institution and symbolizes the company's commitment to the training of a skilled workforce and further strengthening of the aerospace industry in Canada. The aircraft (Serial Number 7032) donated to BCIT, was originally delivered by Bombardier for airline operations in 1994, and spent many years in service across Europe before it was retired and transferred to the BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus. Launched in 1989, CRJ100 aircraft were the first models in Bombardier's CRJ Series family of regional jets. Since their introduction into service, CRJ Series aircraft have become the world's most successful regional jet program - revolutionizing regional air transportation along the way. During a recognition event held today at the BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus in Richmond, BC, Jim Sorokan, Manager, Asset Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft encouraged the participating students to ardently pursue their dreams of joining the aerospace industry while developing their skills at BCIT training on the CRJ100 aircraft. In response, the students exhibited their commitment as they enthusiastically conducted demonstrations on the CRJ100 aircraft for the assembled audience that included faculty members and representatives of the BCIT Foundation. "Industry partners like Bombardier are at the heart of the BCIT applied learning model," said Paul McCullough, BCIT Vice President Advancement. "With their generous donation of the CRJ100 aircraft, Bombardier is equipping the next generation of aerospace professionals with an indispensable tool that will give BCIT students yet another competitive advantage upon graduation." "Bombardier considers the donation of this CRJ100 aircraft to the British Columbia Institute of Technology to be an investment in the ongoing development of highly skilled, aerospace workers," said David Speirs, Vice President, Asset Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "We are delighted that students enrolled in aerospace programs at the Institute are using the aircraft to back-up their theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience. For example, students are able to experience how aircraft systems and units function, such as avionics functionality, engine start and idle runs, and auxiliary power unit functionality." Every 10 seconds a CRJ Series regional jet takes off somewhere in the world. The CRJ Series family of aircraft has transported more than 1.64 billion passengers to become the world's most successful regional jet program -- linking people and communities like no other. The CRJ Series regional jets have revolutionized aviation with their proven efficiency, reliability and profitability. The CRJ Series regional jets share commonality benefits that provide flexibility to operators and allow them to optimize their fleets to meet specific market demands. No other regional aircraft deliver this capability. Optimized for medium-haul regional routes, these aircraft can provide up to 10 per cent cash operating cost advantage over competing jets. Each of the CRJ aircraft models offers its own distinct advantages. The CRJ100 and CRJ200 regional jets, which offer outstanding ownership cost, are ideal for opening new routes and markets. The CRJ700 regional jet is the lightest aircraft in its category, delivering impressive efficiency, performance and fuel burn savings, while the CRJ900 regional jet offers tremendous flexibility and is ideally suited for growing markets. The CRJ1000 regional jet, which has the highest passenger capacity in the family, delivers the lowest seat-mile cost in the regional jet market and burns up to 13 per cent less fuel than its competitors. Since its launch, the CRJ Series family of regional jets has stimulated the regional jet market. In North America alone, it accounts for over 20 per cent of all jet departures. Globally, the family operates more than 200,000 flights per month. The CRJ Series aircraft family includes over 100 owners and operators in approximately 40 countries. The worldwide fleet has logged over 45 million flight hours. Bombardier has booked a total of 1,908 firm orders for CRJ Series aircraft. About the British Columbia Institute of Technology For more than 50 years, the British Columbia Institute of Technology has been a catalyst for economic, social, and environmental prosperity in the province, the nation, and, increasingly, the world. One of British Columbia's largest post-secondary institutes, BCIT sees nearly 50,000 students enrol each year in areas such as applied and natural sciences, business, computing, engineering, and health sciences. Since 1964, BCIT has taught and trained generations of experts, professionals, and innovators who have envisioned, created, evolved, and improved our country's infrastructure, accelerated its economy, and grown its stature. Today, BCIT is reimagining the future of student access, teaching, and learning. Its partnerships with communities and industry help to anticipate and outpace the forces of technological disruption and set its students apart in a competitive and changing world. BCIT's proven record of applied learning and applied research, along with the breadth of its programs, offer an advanced training ground for the next generation of experts, and a wellspring of innovation and new capabilities for the future. Bombardier is the world's leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation. Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, we posted revenues of $16.3 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier. Photos of the donated CRJ100 aircraft and of today's recognition event will be posted with this press release at www.bombardier.com. More information on CRJ Series aircraft is available in the BCA Media Hub Follow @BBD_Aircraft on Twitter to receive the latest news and updates from Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. To receive our press releases, please visit the RSS Feed section of Bombardier's Website. Bombardier, CRJ Series, CRJ100, CRJ200, CRJ700, CRJ900, CRJ1000 and The Evolution of Mobility are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
News Article | February 20, 2017
The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Yasaman Mohammadkhani, RN, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Yasaman Mohammadkhani is a Registered Nurse with two years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially cardiac care. Yasaman is currently serving patients within St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Yasaman is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at British Columbia Institute of Technology in Burnaby, British Columbia. Prior to this, Yasaman studied at Capilano University, Simon Fraser University, and the University of British Columbia. When she is not assisting patients, Yasaman dedicates her free time to playing the violin, swimming, and reading Persian poetry. Learn more about Yasaman Mohammadkhani here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4135399/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.