About BCNETBCNET is a not-for-profit, shared information technology services consortium led by its members, British Columbia’s higher education and research institutions. Owned, governed and funded primarily by its members, BCNET facilitates a unique, collaborative inter-institutional environment—one based on common goals—to explore and evaluate shared IT solutions for mutual technology challenges.
BCNET’s shared services approach is designed to help member institutions cut costs, minimize technology duplication, improve operational efficiency and better serve their 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.