BCNET is a not-for-profit, shared information technology (IT) services organization led by and for our members, British Columbia’s higher education and research institutions. Owned, governed and funded primarily by our members, we facilitate a unique, collaborative, inter-institutional environment—one based on equality and common goals—to explore and evaluate shared IT solutions for mutual technology challenges.
We leverage our collective infrastructure, expertise and resources to provide shared IT services that cut costs, streamline processes, eliminate technology duplication and improve operational efficiency of our members that in turn helps better serve students, faculty, staff and communities.
Dr. Fiona Brinkman, professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University
Brinkman is researching the development of novel drugs that will disarm disease-causing bacteria. She relies on the advanced network to share terabits of complex genomic data with over 100 physicists, computer scientists, chemists, and research colleagues around the world.