Nancy Paris is the Director of the Product and Process Applied Research Team (PART) at BCIT. Nancy has been a principal project partner with Peak Research since 2004.
Since 1996 Nancy has been responsible for the growth and management of a twelve person multi-disciplinary team of researchers that conducts applied R&D in emerging and next generation product design in health technologies, energy, consumer electronics, and industrial products for clients in industry, academia, government and the community. Ms. Paris is also an accomplished researcher and product developer with over twenty years of experience in developing proposals, grants, and contracts to conduct applied research projects and build applied research infrastructure.
Her areas of expertise include the product development process, medical and assistive devices, and health technology research. She has received funding from private sector companies, NSERC’s I2I program, Western Economic Diversification and WorkSafeBC. She is also an inventor of the PROSTALAC Hip Replacement System which was licensed to Depuy of Johnson and Johnson in 1999. In 2009 Nancy was awarded the Advanced Technology Award from the Applied Science Technologist and Technicians of BC for leadership in the advancement of medical and assistive devices. Ms. Paris is also responsible for the development of a student project support service for bachelor of engineering and technology diploma programs at BCIT. A range of services are available to students including mentoring in project management, access to our multi-disciplinary research team for technical assistance and access to our advanced product development equipment. Nancy is also a supervisor for a Master of Engineering international student.
Nancy is a dedicated Engineers-in-the-Schools volunteer and also leads the FIRST robotics programs in BC for 9 - 18 years olds. In 2009 Engineers Canada bestowed the designation of Fellow upon Ms. Paris in honour of exceptional contributions to the engineering profession in Canada.